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synonyms for prohibitive

  • excessive
  • exorbitant
  • preposterous
  • steep
  • expensive
  • extortionate
  • financial means conditional
  • forbidding
  • high-priced
  • limiting
  • preventing
  • prohibiting
  • proscriptive
  • repressive
  • restraining
  • sky-high
  • suppressive
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antonyms for prohibitive

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  • cheap
  • inexpensive
  • moderate
  • reasonable
  • sensible
  • unlimited
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How to use prohibitive in a sentence

Here’s one for just about any type of useIce picks are not particularly cost-prohibitive or bulky, but if versatility is your main concern, choose an all-around model that can excel at breaking down the most common ice-related tasks.
BEST ICE PICK: A VERSATILE WINTER TOOL FOR CAMPING AND MOREPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Their star post player, Luka Garza, is the prohibitive favorite for both national player of the year awards.
CAN IOWA’S HIGH-FLYING OFFENSE OVERCOME ITS POROUS DEFENSE?JAKE LOURIMFEBRUARY 24, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
In a smaller apartment or room, the size of some bikes may be prohibitive.
BEST EXERCISE BIKE: GET YOUR MILES IN WITHOUT LEAVING THE HOUSEPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMDECEMBER 19, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Most board games can keep a range of three to five players occupied, but they can often be prohibitive in larger groups and can even make others feel excluded if the game doesn’t fit the group size.
BEST BOARD GAMES: FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDERPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMDECEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Not only is the cost of the supplies far from prohibitive, but when considered in light of the productivity protections they provide, free supplies actually benefit bottom lines.
WHY BUSINESS MUST HELP END ‘PERIOD POVERTY’ FOR WOMEN IN AMERICAJAKEMETHDECEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
This rise could be evidence that Google’s dominance is not prohibitive to the rise of competitors, and that a search engine focused on user privacy can succeed in building a real business.
HOW DUCKDUCKGO (AND MICROSOFT) BENEFIT FROM GOOGLE’S SPRAWLING ADVERTISING BUSINESSANDY TAYLORNOVEMBER 23, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Prospective lessees who had taken the trouble to inquire about the rental had learned that it was so high as to be prohibitive.
DOPESAX ROHMER
The curate admired the fingers, and observed with satisfaction that they were undecorated by a prohibitive ring.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He wanted to sell outright to me, but his price was prohibitive and he wouldn't ease up on it a bit, so there was nothing doing.
IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
This weapon is prohibitive on account of its recoil, and few, if any, sportsmen now care to carry one.
IN AFRICAJOHN T. MCCUTCHEON
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