Synonyms for dissuasion

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Latimer slipped out of bed in search of a weapon of dissuasion.

This work shall save the labour of exhorting and dissuasion.

In no other way does the will in any respect owe anything to my advice or dissuasion.

Persuasion or dissuasion strike me as being equally serious in their results.

Will Allerton lived in Chicago; that was a second count against him, but equally futile as a valid argument for dissuasion.

This was a step which needed a vast deal of dissuasion on the part of his generals ere he relinquished his mad attempt.

He vouchsafed no explanation, and Clem, though heavy-hearted with anxiety, asked no questions and attempted no dissuasion.

As I said above, I have nothing to say against it—no persuasion or dissuasion—you will do as you please.'

The queen, who had shared in the loot of a good many such expeditions, might have acquiesced but for Burghley's dissuasion.

He studied divinity, and only the dissuasion of friends kept him from entering the ministry.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin dissuasionem (nominative dissuasio) "an advice to the contrary," noun of action from past participle stem of dissuadere (see dissuade).

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