- an act or instance of dissuading.
Origin of dissuasion
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Examples from the Web for dissuasion
Latimer slipped out of bed in search of a weapon of dissuasion.
This work shall save the labour of exhorting and dissuasion.
In no other way does the will in any respect owe anything to my advice or dissuasion.Uncle Silas
J. S. LeFanu
Persuasion or dissuasion strike me as being equally serious in their results.
Will Allerton lived in Chicago; that was a second count against him, but equally futile as a valid argument for dissuasion.The Spell of Switzerland
Nathan Haskell Dole
Word Origin and History for dissuasion
early 15c., from Latin dissuasionem (nominative dissuasio) "an advice to the contrary," noun of action from past participle stem of dissuadere (see dissuade).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper