approbation

[ɐpɹəbˈe͡ɪʃən], [ɐpɹəbˈe‍ɪʃən], [ɐ_p_ɹ_ə_b_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Antonyms for approbation:

reprobation, disesteem, displeasure, dislike, put down, proscription, reproval, belittlement, disparage, repudiation, derogation, ignominy, opprobrium, reproach, slander, admonition, reprimand, depreciation, veto, interdict, interdiction, Diminishment, discountenance, disapproval, prohibition, hissing, refusal, deprecation, blame, obloquy, denunciation, vilification, reprehension, rebuke, denigration, objurgation, censure, condemnation, vituperation, reflection, detraction, animadversion, disfavor, criticism, dissatisfaction, rejection, embargo, disapprobation, abuse, reproof, disparagement, chiding, ban, contempt, scorn, upbraiding.


Definitions of approbation:

  1.   The act of approving; commendation; expression of approval or satisfaction with. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   official recognition or approval – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3.   Commendation; sanction. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Probation or novitiate. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   See Approve. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   official approval – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   The act of approving; approval; commendation; probation. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   The act of approving; approval; commendation. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9.   The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval; sanction; commendation. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   The act of approving; sanction. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   Proof; attestation. – Newage Dictionary DB

Quotes for approbation:

  1. I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don't get very much approbation for it. – Joan Collins
  2. We ask advice, but we mean approbation – Charles Caleb Colton
  3. Indeed upon much that may have to say, I expect rather the charitable judgment than the full assent of those whose approbation I could most wish to win. – Asa Gray
  4. Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity. – Joseph Lancaster
  5. The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son. – Pope Benedict XVI
  6. Whenever we approve, we can find a hundred good reasons to justify our approbation Whenever we dislike, we can find a thousand to justify our dislike. – Samuel Richardson
  7. The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation but deeds can be done only for God. – Leo Tolstoy
  8. I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country. – George Washington
  9. You are undoubtedly acquainted with my Reputation, and as for my Penmanship it must speak for itself; this is to desire your Approbation to keep a public school. – Eli Whitney

Usage examples for approbation:

  1. “ A general chorus of approbation followed or accompanied these leading voices. ” – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, v1 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. She smiled up at me in quest of approbation – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  3. “ Caroline buys little account books to keep a list of her expenses in, she buys a nice little piece of furniture to store her money in, she feeds Adolphe superbly, she is happy in his approbation she discovers that very many articles are needed in the house. ” – Petty Troubles of Married Life, Part First by Honore de Balzac
  4. But Sir James Saumarez received no distinguished honour, as has been usual, for being second in command, although no one ever more highly deserved such a mark of approbation – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  5. “ A general shout of approbation replied, " Yes!" ” – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  6. Provided our approbation and esteem for each other should continue, and increase, I will ask for no further delay, after we come to London. ” – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  7. She has never quite met his approbation I know, and the least thing would set him against her. ” – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  8. With the approbation of the First Consul, it shall name from its own members a perpetual secretary, who shall make one of the forty members of whom the class is composed. ” – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  9. Seeing which, Humphrey regarded him approvingly, and even went to the length of expressing his approbation in words. ” – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  10. But he was, notwithstanding, particularly honoured with his approbation – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  11. Engaged between 1899 and 1901 in the Boer War, she appreciated ever more strongly the need for the friendship of the United States, and she looked with cordial approbation upon the development of Secretary Hay's policy in China. ” – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  12. In Elizabeth the approbation would probably be sincere. ” – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  13. “ " You are now engaged to marry Mr. Grey, with the consent and approbation of all your friends. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  14. The approbation of those immediately concerned in the consequences is nothing to this author. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  15. When he had thus spoken, many expressed their approbation but some said, " We will weigh the matter." ” – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  16. In endeavouring to excite various individuals to the same conduct in a particular case, we learn, that in one, we have to appeal only to his sense of duty,- in another, to his love of approbation while, on a third, nothing will make any impression except what bears upon his interest or his pleasure. ” – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  17. In 1791 he was appointed Ambassador to the Court of St. Petersburg, where his conduct obtained the approbation of his own Prince and of the Empress of Russia. ” – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. What one would expect is extreme modesty, in the half- educated or the ignorant, and self- approbation higher up in the scale, where it might more reasonably dwell. ” – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  19. He expressed his thanks to the estates for this renewed proof of their confidence in his character, and this additional approbation of his course,- a sentiment which he was always ready " as a good patriot to justify by his most faithful service." ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  20. The treaty of Paris upon the whole has his approbation – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke

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