disincentive


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dis·in·cen·tive

 (dĭs′ĭn-sĕn′tĭv)
n.
Something that prevents or discourages action; a deterrent.

disincentive

(ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv)
n
something that acts as a deterrent
adj
acting as a deterrent: a disincentive effect on productivity.

de•ter•rent

(dɪˈtɜr ənt, -ˈtʌr-, -ˈtɛr-)

adj.
1. serving or tending to deter.
n.
2. something that deters: a deterrent to crime.
3. military strength or the capacity to retaliate strongly enough to deter an enemy from attacking.
[1820–30; < Latin]
de•ter′rent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disincentive - a negative motivational influence
rational motive - a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
incentive, inducement, motivator - a positive motivational influence

disincentive

noun discouragement, deterrent, impediment, damper, dissuasion, determent High tax rates may act as a disincentive to working longer hours.
Translations

disincentive

[ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪv] Nfactor m desmotivador (to para)

disincentive

[ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv] n
to be a disincentive → être démotivant(e)
to be a disincentive to sb → démotiver qn
to be a disincentive to sth [+ investment, business, marriage] → ne pas inciter à qch
to be a disincentive to doing sth → ne pas inciter à faire qch

disincentive

nEntmutigung f; to be a disincentive to somethingkeinen Anreiz für etw bieten; to be a disincentive to do somethingkeinen Anreiz dafür bieten, etw zu tun; it acts as a disincentivees hält die Leute ab

disincentive

[ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv] n (frm) to act as a disincentive (to)agire da freno (su)
to be a disincentive to → scoraggiare
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