Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to dissuade or divert from a purpose; dehortatory.
- n. Argument or advice employed to deter one from a measure or purpose; that which is intended or tends to divert from any purpose or course of action.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to dissuade or divert from a measure or purpose; dehortatory.
- adj. deterring from action
“Espy once crisply defined as "dissuasive advice given with authority.”
“Various and moving objects pass before him and speak a dissuasive language.”
“We don't have enough troops there to have a kind of dissuasive authority that stops the looting that stops the lawlessness and protects our own people.”
“On World Day Against the Death Penalty, last Sunday, the 10th of October, a day of action instituted seven years ago by an organization of NGOs, unions, and legal professionals 'associations, it was repeated again that the death penalty has no dissuasive influence, that it in no way repairs the damage a criminal has done to society, and that it does not protect the said society in any manner.”
“Have a great con story or dissuasive warning for another con?”
“The penalties provided for must be effective, proportionate and dissuasive," the draft document says, giving countries until March 30, 2012, to notify what the sanctions will be.”
“This has also proved dissuasive to riders tempted to exploit the possibilities of doping.”
“Five miles and 1000 vertical feet had a marvelously dissuasive effect on the competition.”
“They do not justify their usage in the “lesser evils” that can be circumvented by dissuasive means like sabre pepper sprays rather than lethal weapons.”
“The decision orders that "racist or xenophobic behavior must constitute an offence in all Member States and be punishable by effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties.”
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