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What is the opposite of approved?

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Adjective
Opposite of used or accepted broadly
Adjective
Opposite of acceptable or appropriate
Adjective
Opposite of conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
Adjective
Opposite of given official approval after meeting certain standards
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of liked or admired by the majority of people
“His tendency to lose his temper made him an unpopular character around the club.”
Adjective
Opposite of having the approval or authorization of an authority or public body
Adjective
Opposite of generally approved, believed, or recognized
“It was unusual for them to deny the children some candy during Halloween.”
Adjective
Opposite of officially sanctioned or recognized
“The discussion was based on unofficial documents and conversations with those familiar with the subject.”
Adjective
Opposite of approved or agreed upon
“A reseller has the right to contest a denied deal.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by accolades, or having favorable opportunities
“He remained a largely anonymous actor, having failed to score any roles of note in Hollywood.”
Adjective
Opposite of generally approved, believed, or acknowledged
“She presented one year ago with fever, weakness, hepatitis and pneumonitis of unknown etiology.”
Adjective
Opposite of following the established standards of behavior or manners
“His mother advised that it was inappropriate for him to not wear a morning suit or a lounge suit.”
Adjective
Opposite of officially recognized as possessing certain qualifications or meeting certain standards
Adjective
Opposite of having been agreed on
Adjective
Opposite of legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law
“He's been detained in Japan since mid-July, when he was nabbed for traveling with an invalid passport.”
Adjective
Opposite of socially acceptable
“I also let him know that lying was a totally unacceptable thing to do.”
Adjective
Opposite of tested, hence, proven to be firm or reliable
Adjective
Opposite of treated or regarded with partiality
“When they could not procure the mahi-mahi, Johnny reluctantly accepted the mackerel, his unpreferred choice.”
Verb
Opposite of to have granted something to someone
“He was still considered a threat and the government subsequently denied his right to return to the country.”
Verb
Opposite of to have tolerated
“I must admit that I abhorred your tendency to chew loudly, especially in close proximity to me.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to like, or believe that someone or something is good or acceptable
“It is not for me to condemn the actions of man but to suggest that a wake-up call for men to be what God has called them to be.”
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