The Closing Word: Disapprobation

The Closing Word: DisapprobationThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (dis-app-pro-BAY-shun)

an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

From “Disapprobation is a noun for the state of total disapproval and condemnation. It is often used in conjunction with a moral or social offense. Acts such as stealing an old lady’s purse, defying your teachers or parents, vandalizing, or being a lying sneak are all things that are going to earn you disapprobation. But if you decide to change your evil ways and do something wonderful to earn praise, you’ll find yourself back on the side of approbation.”

“The developer never recovered from the community’s disapprobation when it was revealed he had used hazardous, substandard materials in the city’s new affordable housing.”


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