dissuasive

[dih-swey-siv]
adjective
tending or liable to dissuade.

Origin:
1600–10; dissuas(ion) + -ive

dissuasively, adverb
dissuasiveness, noun
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dissuade (dɪˈsweɪd)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by from) to deter (someone) by persuasion from a course of action, policy, etc
2.  to advise against (an action, etc)
 
[C15: from Latin dissuādēre, from dis-1 + suādēre to persuade]
 
dis'suadable
 
adj
 
dis'suader
 
n
 
dis'suasion
 
n
 
dis'suasive
 
adj
 
dis'suasively
 
adv
 
dis'suasiveness
 
n

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Legal persons should be subject to effective, proportionate, and dissuasive sanctions.
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