dissuasive

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French dissuasif

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Adjective[edit]

dissuasive (comparative more dissuasive, superlative most dissuasive)

  1. Tending to dissuade, or divert form a measure or purpose; dehortatory.

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Noun[edit]

dissuasive (plural dissuasives)

  1. That which dissuades; a disincentive.
    • Among other particulars which constituted the unfitness of things in Mr Square's opinion, danger and difficulty were two. The difficulty therefore which he apprehended there might be in corrupting this young wench, and the danger which would accrue to his character on the discovery, were such strong dissuasives, that it is probable he at first intended to have contented himself with the pleasing ideas which the sight of beauty furnishes us with.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dissuasive

  1. feminine singular of dissuasif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dissuasive

  1. feminine plural of dissuasivo