prohibitive


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pro·hib·i·tive

 (prō-hĭb′ĭ-tĭv) also pro·hib·i·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Prohibiting; forbidding: took prohibitive measures.
2. So high or burdensome as to discourage purchase or use: prohibitive prices.
3. So likely to win as to discourage competition: the prohibitive favorite to win the nomination.

pro·hib′i·tive·ly adv.
pro·hib′i·tive·ness n.

prohibitive

(prəˈhɪbɪtɪv) or less commonly

prohibitory

adj
1. prohibiting or tending to prohibit
2. (esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
proˈhibitively adv
proˈhibitiveness n

pro•hib•i•tive

(proʊˈhɪb ɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to prohibit or forbid something.
2. sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
pro•hib′i•tive•ly, adv.
pro•hib′i•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prohibitive - tending to discourage (especially of prices); "the price was prohibitive"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder

prohibitive

adjective
1. exorbitant, excessive, steep (informal), high-priced, preposterous, sky-high, extortionate, beyond your means The cost of private treatment can be prohibitive.
Translations

prohibitive

[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] ADJprohibitivo

prohibitive

[prəʊˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj [price, cost] → prohibitif/ive

prohibitive

adj
taxprohibitiv; prohibitive dutySperrzoll m; prohibitive lawsVerbotsgesetze pl; prohibitive signsVerbotsschilder pl; prohibitive rulesVerbote pl
price, costunerschwinglich; the costs of producing this model have become prohibitivedie Kosten für die Herstellung dieses Modells sind untragbar geworden

prohibitive

[prəˈhɪbɪtɪv] adj (price) → proibitivo/a
References in classic literature ?
But it has been found by the wisest of our Circles or Statesmen that the multiplication of restrictions on Females tends not only to the debilitation and diminution of the race, but also to the increase of domestic murders to such an extent that a State loses more than it gains by a too prohibitive Code.
He told her frankly all his difficulty-- that for several applicants the conditions had been prohibitive. They were, somehow, simply afraid.
What she wished was to dangle it before my eyes and put a prohibitive price on it.
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