disincentive disincentive  /ˌdɪs ɪn ˈsɛn tɪv/


  • (n) a negative motivational influence


  1. But of even greater concern to environmental advocates is that the change will see the disincentive to pollute wither away alongside the Superfund coffers.
  2. That may end up being a significant disincentive for giving.
  3. Economic problems, however, have also served as some disincentive to immigrants, who may rethink decisions to move to countries where prosperity has been fast evaporating.


  • Relax--Obamacare's Employer Mandate Affects Few Businesses

    The Obama administration's decision Tuesday to give businesses with more than 50 employees another year to comply with a health insurance mandate has been ascribed to incompetence or politically motivated fear. Whatever the reasoning, though, it's not going to affect that many employers.The mandate was criticized for offering employers a hiring disincentive: Those with, say, 52 employees would ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News


  1. "The experience we've had would certainly be a disincentive to any other companies that want to step in and put their entire business at risk," company founder and CEO Erik Prince told The Associated Press during a daylong visit to the company's...
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Erik Prince Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Continuing to pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive for them to seek new work," Sen. Jon Kyl (D-AZ) said earlier this year.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Jon Kyl Source: DailyFinance

  3. "Fear of being sued by unhappy investors has served as powerful disincentive for mortgage services considering whether to modify a troubled borrower's mortgage," said Rep. Spencer Bachus, the committee's top Republican.
    on Nov 12, 2008 By: Spencer Bachus Source: International Herald Tribune

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