What is the opposite of approval?

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Noun
Opposite of the action of approving something
“Beth immediately began to sob and then described her parents' disapproval of her career choice and calling to the ministry.”
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Opposite of the belief that someone or something is good or acceptable
“As the grumpy old gentleman spat on the ground, the look of disgust on the woman's face was palpable.”
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Opposite of a shout of encouragement, praise, or joy
“He walked out onto the field, and the boo of the crowd was quick in his ears.”
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Opposite of authorization or consent
“The prohibition on smoking within the premises still stands.”
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Opposite of respect and warm approval
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Opposite of public acknowledgment, praise or appreciation for one's action or idea
“He saw how baseless his hope had been, and he exonerated her from all blame.”
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Opposite of help, aid or support
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Opposite of the process or fact of being received as adequate, valid, or suitable
“He dealt with the rejection amicably and sought feedback on what he could have done better.”
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Opposite of the process of passing legislation
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Opposite of a compliance with a rule, decision or command
“The regulatory body has reprimanded him for his incessant defiance of the rules.”
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Opposite of one's standing in the eyes of others
“You bring disrespect to the Gods when you fight in their place of worship.”
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Opposite of compliments on achievement or luck
“To the victors, our sincere congratulations, to the vanquished our equally sincere commiserations.”
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Opposite of the act of lauding
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Opposite of a morally acceptable explanation for behavior, or for a belief or occurrence
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Opposite of a position of agreement or confirmation
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Opposite of a secret agreement for an illegal purpose
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Opposite of an expression of praise or admiration
“His words offended her and she took them as an insult to her very being.”
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Opposite of a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
“A proliferation of media outlets emerged to serve specialized interests and constituencies as a consequence of economic reform.”
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