prohibitive


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pro·hib·i·tive

 (prō-hĭb′ĭ-tĭv) also pro·hib·i·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Prohibiting; forbidding: took prohibitive measures.
2. So high or burdensome as to discourage purchase or use: prohibitive prices.
3. So likely to win as to discourage competition: the prohibitive favorite to win the nomination.

pro·hib′i·tive·ly adv.
pro·hib′i·tive·ness n.

prohibitive

(prəˈhɪbɪtɪv) or less commonly

prohibitory

adj
1. prohibiting or tending to prohibit
2. (esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
proˈhibitively adv
proˈhibitiveness n

pro•hib•i•tive

(proʊˈhɪb ɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to prohibit or forbid something.
2. sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
pro•hib′i•tive•ly, adv.
pro•hib′i•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prohibitive - tending to discourage (especially of prices); "the price was prohibitive"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder

prohibitive

adjective
1. exorbitant, excessive, steep (informal), high-priced, preposterous, sky-high, extortionate, beyond your means The cost of private treatment can be prohibitive.
Translations

prohibitive

[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] ADJprohibitivo

prohibitive

[prəʊˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj [price, cost] → prohibitif/ive

prohibitive

adj
taxprohibitiv; prohibitive dutySperrzoll m; prohibitive lawsVerbotsgesetze pl; prohibitive signsVerbotsschilder pl; prohibitive rulesVerbote pl
price, costunerschwinglich; the costs of producing this model have become prohibitivedie Kosten für die Herstellung dieses Modells sind untragbar geworden

prohibitive

[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj (price) → proibitivo/a
References in classic literature ?
But it has been found by the wisest of our Circles or Statesmen that the multiplication of restrictions on Females tends not only to the debilitation and diminution of the race, but also to the increase of domestic murders to such an extent that a State loses more than it gains by a too prohibitive Code.
He told her frankly all his difficulty-- that for several applicants the conditions had been prohibitive.
What she wished was to dangle it before my eyes and put a prohibitive price on it.
For instance, Liang, Farh, and Farh (2012) put forward the concepts of prohibitive voice and promotive voice.
Michael Thompson, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, told Council of General Synod that support will be available for dioceses that find the costs of General Synod 2016 prohibitive.
It feels more or less like a prohibitive tax on an industry with so much potential in the region.
On a daily basis I observe large numbers of private cars and other vehicles travelling in built-up residential areas at prohibitive speeds, with no thought for the aged and infirm who are too afraid to cross busy roads.
Citigroup analysts said that the three banks would have to bear prohibitive costs of more than EUR11bn if they exit from Hungary.
However, a statement from Ladbrokes yesterday said the scheme had been ditched "due to the prohibitive levels of tax".
Castren's Samoyedic grammar, a part of North Samoyedic prohibitive stems was very restrictedly used in his time.
Many valid claims could go unpursued because they are cost prohibitive to pursue individually.
Costs set by BT in England and Wales and Siemens in Scotland are so prohibitive more than half of all calls made from prisons last less than three minutes, the groups claim.