dissuasive

[ dih-swey-siv ]
/ dɪˈsweɪ sɪv /
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adjective

tending or liable to dissuade.

Nearby words

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

Origin of dissuasive

First recorded in 1600–10; dissuas(ion) + -ive

Related formsdis·sua·sive·ly, adverbdis·sua·sive·ness, noun

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