Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
2. Moral Sentiments

932. Disapprobation.

   NOUN:DISAPPROBATION, disapproval, improbation [obs.], disesteem, displacency [rare]; odium; dislike [See Dislike]; black list, black-ball, ostracism, boycott; index expurgatorius.
  DISPARAGEMENT, depreciation, disvaluation, dispraise, discommendation; detraction [See Detraction]; denunciation; condemnation [See Condemnation]; animadversion, reflection, stricture, objection, exception, criticism; blame, censure, obloquy; sar- donic -grin, – laugh; sarcasm, satire, insinuation, innuendo; bad -, poor -, left-handed- compliment.
  sneer (contempt) [See Contempt]; taunt (disrespect) [See Disrespect]; cavil, carping, censoriousness; hypercriticism (fastidiousness) [See Fastidiousness].
  REPREHENSION, remonstrance, expostulation, reproof, reprobation, admonition, increpation [archaic], reproach; rebuke, reprimand, castigation, jobation [colloq.], lecture, curtain lecture, blowup [colloq.]; blowing up, trimming, wigging, dressing, dressing down [all colloq.]; rating, scolding, correction, set down, rap on the knuckles, coup de bec [F.], rebuff; slap, slap on the face; home thrust, hit; frown, scowl, black look.
  diatribe, jeremiad or jeremiade, tirade, philippic.
  chiding, upbraiding &c. v.; exprobration [rare], personal remarks, abuse, vituperation, invective, objurgation, contumely; hard -, cutting -, bitter- words; evil-speaking; bad language [See Malediction]; personality.
  CLAMOR, outcry, hue and cry; hiss, hissing, sibilation, catcall; execration [See Malediction].
   VERB:DISAPPROVE; dislike [See Dislike]; lament [See Lamentation]; object to, take exception to; be scandalized at, think ill of; view with -disfavor, – dark eyes, – jaundiced eyes; nil admirari [L.], disvalue, improbate [obs.].
  frown upon, look grave; bend -, knit- the brows; shake the head at, shrug the shoulders; turn up the nose (contempt) [See Contempt]; look askance, look black upon; look with an evil eye; make a wry face at, make a mouth at [archaic], set one’s face against.
  BLAME; lay -, cast- blame upon; censure, fronder [F.], reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, impeach; disbar, unfrock.
  accuse [See Accusation]; impeach, denounce; hold up to -reprobation, – execration; expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize; show up, pull up [both colloq.]; take up; cry “shame” upon; be outspoken; raise a hue and cry against.
  REPREHEND, chide, admonish; berate, betongue; bring -, call- -to account, – over the coals [colloq.], – to order; take to task, haul over the coals [colloq.], reprove, lecture, bring to book; read a -lesson, – lecture- to; rebuke, correct; reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, trounce; trim, blow up, give it to, give one fits, give it to one, lay out [all six colloq.]; laver la tête [F.], overhaul.
  remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate.
  execrate [See Malediction]; exprobate [rare], speak daggers, vituperate; abuse, – like a pickpocket; tongue-lash [colloq.], scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of; jaw [low]; rail, – at, – in good set terms; bark at, yelp at, anathematize, call names; call by -hard, – ugly- names; avile [obs.], revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter; clapperclaw [archaic]; rave -, thunder -, fulminate- against; load with reproaches.
  DECRY, cry down, run down, frown down; exclaim -, protest -, inveigh -, declaim -, cry out -, raise one’s voice-against; clamor, hiss, hoot, catcall, mob; backbite; ostracize, blacklist, boycott, blackball; draw up -, sign- a round robin.
  take down, set down; snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles; throw a stone -at, – in one’s garden; have a fling at, have a snap at; have words with, pluck a crow with; give one a wipe [dial. or slang]; give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue [colloq.].
  animadvert upon, reflect upon; glance at; cast -reflection, – reproach – a slur- upon; insinuate, “damn with faint praise” [Pope]; “hint a fault and hesitate dislike” [Pope]; not to be able to say much for.
  DISPARAGE, depreciate, knock [colloq., U. S.], dispraise, discommend [rare], deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of; condemn &c. (find quilty) [See Condemnation]; scoff at, point at; twit, taunt (disrespect) [See Disrespect]; sneer at (despise) [See Outline]; satirize, lampoon; defame (detract) [See Detraction]; depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up; pull -, pick- to pieces; take exception; cavil; peck at, nibble at, carp at; be censorious &c. adj.; pick -holes, – a hole, – a hole in one’s coat; make a fuss about.
  INCUR BLAME, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt; get a bad name, forfeit one’s good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet’s nest about one’s ears.
  take blame, stand corrected; have to answer for.
   ADJECTIVE:DISAPPROVING &c. v.; disparaging, condemnatory, damnatory, denunciatory, reproachful, abusive, objurgatory, clamorous, vituperative; defamatory [See Detraction].
  satirical, sarcastic, sardonic, cynical, dry, sharp, cutting, biting, severe, withering, trenchant, hard upon; censorious, critical, captious, carping, hypercritical; scandalized; fastidious [See Fastidiousness]; sparing of -, grudging -praise.
  DISAPPROVED, chid &c. v.; in bad odor, blown upon, unapproved; unblest; at a discount, exploded; weighted in the balance and found wanting.
  unlamented, unbewailed, unpitied.
  BLAMEWORTHY, reprehensible (guilt) [See Guilt]; to -, worthy of- blame; answerable, uncommendable, exceptionable, not to be thought of; bad [See Badness]; vicious [See Vice].
   ADVERB:REPROACHFULLY &c. adj.; with a wry face.
   INTERJECTION:it is too bad! it won’t do! it will never do! it isn’t done! marry come up! [archaic or dial.], Oh! come! ’sdeath! [archaic].
  forbid it Heaven! God forbid! Heaven forbid! out upon it! fie upon it! away with! tut! O tempora! O mores! [L.]; shame! fie, – for shame! out on you!
  tell it not in Gath!    QUOTATIONS:
  1. The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer.—Roosevelt
  2. Defamed by every charlatan.—Tennyson
  3. Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike.—Pope
  4. Compound for sins they are inclined to By damning those they have no mind to.—Butler
  5. Of whom to be disprais’d were no small praise.—Milton
  6. Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.—Swift
  7. There is no defense against reproach except obscurity.—Addison