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The act or an instance of dissuading.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dissuāsiō, dissuāsiōn-, from dissuāsus, past participle of dissuādēre, to dissuade; see dissuade.]

dis·sua′sive adj.
dis·sua′sive·ly adv.
dis·sua′sive·ness n.


(dɪˈsweɪ sɪv)

tending or liable to dissuade.
dis•sua′sive•ly, adv.
dis•sua′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissuasive - deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
persuasive - intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"


[dɪˈsweɪsɪv] ADJ (gen) [voice, person] → disuasivo; [powers] → disuasorio


adjabratend; he was very dissuasiveer riet sehr davon ab


[dɪˈsweɪsɪv] (liter) adj (person) → che cerca di dissuadere; (powers) → di dissuasione
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Let your reason have fair play, Jack, and you will see this match in so foolish and preposterous a light, that there will be no need of any dissuasive arguments.
all kinds of dissuasive measures will be taken," he warned.
The Kingdom of Bahrain reiterates its solidarity with the friendly Republic of France, shoring up all of dissuasive measures to be taken by France to liberate the hostages, bring the perpetrators to justice, and consolidate security and stability across its territories.
Il estime, en outre, qu'il faut, comme mesure dissuasive, mobiliser un fourgon de police devant les etablissements scolaires, particulierement durant la rentree et la sortie des classes.
While the influx of migrants continue to increase European governments consider collective dissuasive measures to stop them saying their hosting facilities are strained.
260 of TFEU provides for a penalty to the State which has not complied with a judgment of the Court, by which the infringement was detected, and the Commission shows that these penalties should be dissuasive and it shows three criteria to be taken into account when determining them (the grossness of the obligation of the Member State plus the invasion of the Court's judgment, the duration of the infringement and deterrence of future violations), I think a fourth criterion should be taken into consideration, the financial possibilities of the state concerned.
America, he writes, needs to mobilize a comprehensive range of persuasive and dissuasive capabilities covering the spectrum from diplomacy, through economic dislocation, to conventional and unconventional military means strong enough to convince China's leaders that they cannot profit from coercion.
The coalition pointed out that this decision is correct and a dissuasive step paving the way for the formation of a front to face the schemes of the Iranian regime targeting the entire Arab region.
CBFIT provides foreign partners with the capability to implement international standards, with special emphasis on new technologies, dissuasive actions, competent authorities, international cooperation, alternative remittance, and cash couriers.
181) The Policy provides that "Member States shall adopt appropriate measures for ensuring control, inspection and enforcement of activities carried out within the scope of the CFP, including the establishment of effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties.
La rencontre, organisee par le Centre Inaya pour le developpement et les oeuvres sociales de Marrakech et l'association des barreaux, a initie un enieme debat sur la question de la peine de mort avec des arguments, en leitmotive, des favorables et des detracteurs de l'abolition : le maintien d'une peine dissuasive contre le crime ou son abolition pour se conformer aux valeurs universelles du droit a la vie confortee par la disparition de cette peine dans de vastes contrees dont les pays de l'Europe (a l'exception du Belarus).
Component safety in the context of the provision of the serviceGood level of security and confidentiality: fenced perimeter and dissuasive with access control (badge, guard) and not very visible from the outside.