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dis·sua·sion

 (dĭ-swā′zhən)
n.
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.

dis•sua•sive

(dɪˈsweɪ sɪv)

adj.
tending or liable to dissuade.
[1600–10]
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"
Translations

dissuasive

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

dissuasive

adjabratend; he was very dissuasiveer riet sehr davon ab

dissuasive

[dɪˈsweɪsɪv] (liter) adj (person) → che cerca di dissuadere; (powers) → di dissuasione
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To this end, the introduction of class actions into French law would give consumers effective recourse in "minor everyday disputes" for which individual proceedings would be dissuasively costly and time-consuming.