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Definition of "dissuasive" [dis•sua•sive]

  • Tending to dissuade, or divert form a measure or purpose; dehortatory. (adjective)

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Use "dissuasive" in a sentence
  • "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."