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English adjective: deterrent

1. deterrent tending to deter

SamplesThe deterrent effects of high prices.

Similarpreventative, preventive


English noun: deterrent

1. deterrent (cognition) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Synonymsbalk, baulk, check, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

Broader (hypernym)difficulty

Narrower (hyponym)albatross, bind, diriment impediment, drag, millstone, obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket

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