dissuasive dissuasive


  • (adj) deterring from action


  • As a purely dissuasive tool, then, Mail Goggles works as advertised.


  1. The heavy weaponry "has a dissuasive character and guarantees the freedom of movement and the security of the troops," Alliot-Marie told lawmakers in a closed-door session Wednesday.
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Michele Alliot-Marie Source: USA Today

  2. Mr Gormley said the new legislation would be designed to place higher levies per tonne on incinerators which had high capacity: "in order to have the dissuasive effect required, those who process more will pay more" he said.
    on Mar 31, 2010 By: John Gormley Source: Irish Times

  3. However Chile was quick to react and President Michelle Bachelet said that "Chile is very happy with the current status quo; we do not have an aggression policy, on the contrary we have a defence-dissuasive policy".
    on Sep 29, 2009 By: Michelle Bachelet Source: MercoPress

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