[ dih-swey-zhuh n ]
/ dɪˈsweɪ ʒən /


an act or instance of dissuading.

Nearby words

  1. dissonant,
  2. dissonantly,
  3. disspirit,
  4. disspread,
  5. dissuade,
  6. dissuasive,
  7. dissuasively,
  8. dissyllabize,
  9. dissyllable,
  10. dissymmetry

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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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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