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[dih-swey-zhuh n]
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  1. an act or instance of dissuading.
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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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Related Words for dissuasion

information, word, help, judgment, guidance, instruction, tip, consultation, encouragement, warning, aid, suggestion, recommendation, opinion, lesson, view, news, proposal, prescription, input

Examples from the Web for dissuasion

Historical Examples of dissuasion

  • Latimer slipped out of bed in search of a weapon of dissuasion.

    Beasts and Super-Beasts


  • 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).

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