disincentive

[ dis-in-sen-tiv ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈsɛn tɪv /

noun

something that discourages or deters; deterrent: High interest rates and government regulations are disincentives to investment.

Origin of disincentive

First recorded in 1945–50; dis-1 + incentive
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disincentive

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv) /

noun

something that acts as a deterrent

adjective

acting as a deterrenta disincentive effect on productivity
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