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English adjective: deterrent

1. deterrent tending to deter


SamplesThe deterrent effects of high prices.


Similarpreventative, preventive


Antonymspermissive


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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