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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.
GDPR aims to be dissuasive with breaches or failure to take accountability resulting in not only damage to reputation and brand but also the potential for fines.
GDPR aims to be dissuasive with breaches or failure to take accountability now resulting in not only damage to an organisation's reputation and brand but also the potential for fines.
Social mediation service in certain trains of the ter sens paris line: the service provider must provide a service aimed at securing customers through a reassuring and dissuasive presence, humanising the trains, managing upstream through dialogue, conflicts of people who can happen inside cars and on the docks.
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Blacklisted jurisdictions must face consequences in the form of dissuasive sanctions, while those that have made commitments must follow up on them quickly and credibly.
We will take the initiative on the enemy by reinforcing pour dissuasive stance through more random patrols" and using better technology and intelligence data to carry out the missions," the Minister stated.
More generally burglaries are a matter of concern and we are taking dissuasive measures for this," he added.
She told the Hurriyet Daily: "My only wish from the justice system is that an appropriate, dissuasive punishment is given to the assailant.
beaucoup moins que] La presence des unites de la securite routiere est dissuasive et preventive, notamment pour les transporteurs de voyageurs, afin de les inciter a respecter le code de la route et eviter le recours a l'exces de vitesse [beaucoup plus grand que], nous a-t on explique.
Israel claims demolition of homes is a dissuasive policy, while critics say collective punishment impacts families who never wronged or were involved in any illegal acts.
Israel claims demolition of homes to be a dissuasive policy, while criticisms raise the fact that this collective punishment impacts families who see their property and living place destroyed.