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Something that prevents or discourages action; a deterrent.
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something that acts as a deterrent
acting as a deterrent: a disincentive effect on productivity.
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de•ter•rent(dɪˈtɜr ənt, -ˈtʌr-, -ˈtɛr-)
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]
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|Noun||1.||disincentive - a negative motivational influence|
rational motive - a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
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noun discouragement, deterrent, impediment, damper, dissuasion, determent High tax rates may act as a disincentive to working longer hours.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
disincentive[ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪv] N → factor m desmotivador (to para)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
disincentive[ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv] n (frm) to act as a disincentive (to) → agire da freno (su)
to be a disincentive to → scoraggiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995