HyperDic: deterrent

English > 2 senses of the word deterrent:
NOUNcognitiondeterrent, hindrance, hinderance, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
ADJECTIVEalldeterrenttending to deter
deterrent > pronunciation
Soundsdihter'rahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > deterrent: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtending to deter.
Example"the deterrent effects of high prices"
Broaderpreventive, preventativetending to prevent or hinder
Spanishdesalentador, disuasivo, disuasorio
Catalandescoratjador, dissuasiu
Nounsdeterrencethe act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
deterrencea negative / negative motivational influence
deterrentsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Verbsdeterturn away from by persuasion
detertry to prevent
English > deterrent: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Synonymshindrance, hinderance, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap
Narroweralbatross, millstone(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
bindSomething that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment(canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
dragSomething that slows or delays progress
obstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
straitjacketAnything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
BroaderdifficultyA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
Spanishestorbo, freno, impedimento, obstáculo
Catalanforça dissuasiva, fre, impediment, nosa, obstacle
Adjectivesdeterrenttending to deter
Verbsdetertry to prevent

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