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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.
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n (of person)Abraten nt; the dissuasiveness of his tonesein abratender Ton; the dissuasiveness of his argumentsseine abratenden Argumente
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Here, efforts have been made to improve both the coherence and the dissuasiveness of sanctions by proposing a draft law to take away the magistrates' special "service pension" after a definitive conviction for intentional criminal offenses, including corruption.
During these procedures the Parliament called into question the very concept of dissuasiveness of the sanctions deriving from the incompatibility regime for MPs and tried to introduce new texts supposed to make inapplicable certain procedures before the National Integrity Agency and, also, tried to restrict NIA's special competencies related to MPs' incompatibilities.
(103) Romania's third CVM report noted improved judicial system staffing, but also criticized the celerity of SCM activities and the dissuasiveness of its decisions.