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disincentive

[ dis-in-sen-tiv ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈsɛn tɪv /
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noun
something that discourages or deters; deterrent: High interest rates and government regulations are disincentives to investment.
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Origin of disincentive

First recorded in 1945–50; dis-1 + incentive
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British Dictionary definitions for disincentive

disincentive
/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv) /

noun
something that acts as a deterrent
adjective
acting as a deterrenta disincentive effect on productivity
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