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dissuasive

[dih-swey-siv] /dɪˈsweɪ sɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or liable to dissuade.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; dissuas(ion) + -ive
Related forms
dissuasively, adverb
dissuasiveness, noun
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Examples for dissuasive
  • Legal persons should be subject to effective, proportionate, and dissuasive sanctions.

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