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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.]
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tending or liable to dissuade.
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|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"
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