disapprove, deprecate mean to feel or to express an objection to or condemnation of a person or thing.
Dis-approve implies an attitude of dislike or distaste on any good grounds (as social, ethical, or intellectual) and an unwillingness to accept or to praise; the word may sometimes connote rejection or the expression of condemnation

Gard loved his sister, but there were times when he wished for a way of making her understand how thoroughly he disapproved of her— Mary Austin


disapproved of too much knowledge, on the score that it diminished men's sense of wonder— Huxley

Deprecate stresses the implication of regret, frequently profound, occasionally diffident or apologetic

shaping the plays to modern taste by the very excisions which scholars will most deprecateFitzGerald


Wallace earnestly deprecates the modern tendency to disparage reason— Inge


there is nothing I more deprecate than the use of the Fourteenth Amendment ... to prevent the making of social experiments— Justice Holmes

Analogous words: reprehend, reprobate, censure, *criticize: *decry, disparage
Antonyms: approve
Contrasted words: *commend, recommend, applaud, compliment: endorse, sanction (see APPROVE)

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