HyperDic: dissuasive

English > 1 sense of the word dissuasive:
ADJECTIVEalldissuasivedeterring from action
English > dissuasive: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningdeterring from action.
  • "dissuasive advice"
  • "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"
Narroweradmonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warningServing to warn
discouragingExpressing disapproval
See alsodiscouragingdepriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
OppositepersuasiveIntended or having the power to induce action or belief
Spanishdisuasivo, disuasorio
Verbsdissuadeturn away from by persuasion

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