dissuasive

[ dih-swey-siv ]
/ dɪˈsweɪ sɪv /

adjective

tending or liable to dissuade.

Origin of dissuasive

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

Related forms

dis·sua·sive·ly, adverbdis·sua·sive·ness, noun
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