dissuasion

[ dih-swey-zhuh n ]
/ dɪˈsweɪ ʒən /

noun

an act or instance of dissuading.

Origin of dissuasion

1520–30; < Latin dissuāsiōn- (stem of dissuāsiō) a speaking against, equivalent to dissuās(us) (past participle of dissuādēre; dissuād- (see dissuade) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion
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