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Definition of "disincentive" [disincentive]

  • Something that prevents or discourages action; a deterrent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disincentive" in a sentence
  • "- A disincentive is added to the acquiring of labor."
  • "And it increases the duration of TAA cash payments to three years, from two, which means creating an even longer-term disincentive to get a new job."
  • "Give the rich more money its called and incentive, give the poor more money and its called a disincentive."