deterrent[ dih-tur-uhnt, -tuhr-, -ter- ]SEE DEFINITION OF deterrent
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The ease of getting a livelihood acts as a deterrent to ambition.
It is a deterrent for others, not a healing process for the man himself.
The school has in most cases been a deterrent to their progress, rather than a help.
This is only an imitation of nature, in which pain is a sanction and a deterrent.
Here we have a recrudescence of the idea that great penalties are deterrent.
He is certain to be found, as are any of the deterrent people in the Pilgrim's Progress.
It was cheaper to build a deterrent than to defend against it.
They say now that if it does little good to the offender, it is deterrent as to others.
These disadvantages and uncertainties the yachtsman knows, and yet they are for him no deterrent.
The resinous matter in these acts as an antiseptic, and as a deterrent to vermin.