dis'sua·sive || -eɪsɪv adj. tending to dissuade, tending to deter

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  • Dissuasive — Dis*sua sive, a. Tending to dissuade or divert from a measure or purpose; dehortatory; as, dissuasive advice. n. A dissuasive argument or counsel; dissuasion; dehortation. Prynne. {Dis*sua sive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissuasive — index adverse (hostile), remonstrative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dissuasive — [di swā′siv] adj. trying or meant to dissuade dissuasively adv …   English World dictionary

  • dissuasive — ● dissuasif, dissuasive adjectif (latin dissuasus, de dissuadere, déconseiller) Qui a pour but de dissuader un ennemi d attaquer : Armement dissuasif. Qui a pour but de dissuader quelqu un de faire quelque chose : La peine de mort est elle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dissuasive — adjective deterring from action dissuasive advice made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand • Ant: ↑persuasive • Similar to: ↑admonitory, ↑cautionary, ↑exemplary, ↑monitory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissuasive — adjective Date: 1609 tending to dissuade < a dissuasive effect > • dissuasively adverb • dissuasiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dissuasive — dissuade ► VERB (dissuade from) ▪ persuade or advise not to do. DERIVATIVES dissuasion noun dissuasive adjective. ORIGIN Latin dissuadere, from suadere advise, persuade …   English terms dictionary

  • dissuasive — dissuasively, adv. dissuasiveness, n. /di sway siv/, adj. tending or liable to dissuade. [1600 10; DISSUAS(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dissuasive — I. n. See dissuasion. II. a. Dissuading, dehortatory, tending to dissuade …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dissuasive — adj discouraging, cautionary, warning, monitory, admonitory, expostulatory, remonstrative, Archaic. dehortatory; deprecatory, repressive, sup pressive …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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