Synonyms for deterring

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It has in it much of that quality which "draws the devout, deterring the profane."

The very idea of "deterring" them from entrance has been avowedly discarded.

Punishment is efficacious in deterring from crime only if it be certain and speedy.

The process of driving out, and also of deterring, has failed.

So far from this deterring Engels, it was just this which made his task attractive.

That, however, far from deterring me, attracted me only the more.

You ought not to care so much for punishing as for deterring.

The low temperature of the water seems to have no deterring effect on them.

Instead of deterring me, however, this only spurred me on to greater efforts.

The past may suggest, but it can do little either in directing or deterring.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin deterrere "to frighten from, discourage from," from de- "away" (see de-) + terrere "frighten" (see terrible). Deterrent is from 1829.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DETERRING

discouraging

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