American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of dissuading.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of dissuading; advice or exhortation in opposition to something; diversion or an attempt to divert from a purpose or measure by advice or argument; dehortation.
- n. A dissuasive influence or motive; a deterring action or effect.
- n. the act or an instance of dissuading
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.
- n. A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a dissuasive.
- n. persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action
- n. a communication that dissuades you
- Middle English dissuasioun, from Middle French dissuasion. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dissuāsiō, dissuāsiōn-, from dissuāsus, past participle of dissuādēre, to dissuade; see dissuade. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Instead those caught with drugs for personal use are sent to so-called "dissuasion boards" consisting of social workers and psychologists who question users on their drug habit and have the power to impose fines or recommend treatment.”
“Controversial when it was first introduced almost a decade ago, the move has turned possession into an "administrative offence", which sends those caught with drugs for personal use to a so-called dissuasion board rather than having them prosecuted.”
“You are a chap!" said Constance, and warmed only slowly from the idea of dissuasion to the idea of help.”
“You ARE a chap!" said Constance, and warmed only slowly from the idea of dissuasion to the idea of help.”
“That two youths, of the respective ages of eighteen and twenty, should have conceived for themselves a totally independent and sincere method of study, and enthusiastically persevered in it against every kind of dissuasion and opposition, is strange enough; that in the third or fourth year of their efforts they should have produced works in many parts not inferior to the best of Albert”
“Trafficking was still criminal, but possession was made subject to no more serious a penalty than a police citation and "dissuasion," which as a practical matter means treatment.”
“An important Socratic Dialogue in which Plato sets the rhetorician, whose specialty is persuasion, in opposition to the philosopher, whose specialty is dissuasion, or refutation.”
“It will provide not only context for the more important dissuasion on injunctions but will also bring to the fore the importance of this ruling to the banking sector n Jamaica.”
“The implication was that despite the costs entailed, the British and French navies, at least at this stage, would each continue independent patrols by submarines equipped with nuclear missiles, the main tool in their nuclear dissuasion strategies, military specialists said.”
“In Pennsylvania, when the progressive-backed Joe Sestak won the Democratic primary and retired the White House-backed Sen. Arlen Specter, despite Rahm's dissuasion via Bill Clinton, those campaign dollars apparently did not go to waste.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘dissuasion’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Looking for tweets for dissuasion.