Deterrent

  • 1 Deterrent — De*ter rent, a. [L. deterrens, p. pr. of deterrere. See {Deter}.] Serving to deter. The deterrent principle. E. Davis. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Deterrent — De*ter rent, n. That which deters or prevents. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 deterrent — I noun admonishment, admonition, barrier, barring, block, caution, caveat, constraint, constriction, contraindication, counteraction, counterpressure, curb, damper, deactivation, determent, deterrence, discouragement, disincentive, dissuasion,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 deterrent — [n] impediment, restraint bridle, check, curb, defense, determent, discouragement, disincentive, hindrance, leash, obstacle, preventative, preventive, rein, shackle; concept 680 Ant. catalyst, encouragement, incentive …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 deterrent — ► NOUN ▪ a thing that deters or is intended to deter. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able or intended to deter. DERIVATIVES deterrence noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 deterrent — [dē tʉr′ənt, di tʉr′ənt] adj. [L deterrens, prp. of deterrere: see DETER] deterring or tending to deter n. a thing or factor that deters; hindrance …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 deterrent — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ effective, good, great, powerful, real ▪ credible ▪ the ultimate (esp. BrE) ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 deterrent — [[t]dɪte̱rənt, AM tɜ͟ːr [/t]] deterrents 1) N COUNT A deterrent is something that prevents people from doing something by making them afraid of what will happen to them if they do it. They seriously believe that capital punishment is a deterrent …

    English dictionary

  • 9 deterrent — n. 1) a nuclear deterrent; the ultimate deterrent 2) a deterrent to * * * [dɪ ter(ə)nt] the ultimate deterrent a nuclear deterrent a deterrent to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 deterrent — I UK [dɪˈterənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms deterrent : singular deterrent plural deterrents * 1) something that makes people decide not to do something by making them realize that something unpleasant could happen to them deterrent to:… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 deterrent — de|ter|rent [dıˈterənt US ˈtə:r ] n 1.) something that makes someone less likely to do something, by making them realize it will be difficult or have bad results ▪ The small fines for this type of crime do not act as much of a deterrent .… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 deterrent — de|ter|rent1 [ dı terənt ] noun count * 1. ) something that makes people decide not to do something by making them realize that something unpleasant could happen to them: deterrent to: Fear of being caught acts as a deterrent to breaking the law …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 deterrent — adjective Etymology: Latin deterrent , deterrens, present participle of deterrēre to deter Date: 1829 1. serving to deter < a deterrent effect > 2. relating to deterrence < a deterrent view of punishment > • deterrent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 deterrent — noun (C) 1 something that makes someone less likely to do something: be a deterrent to sb: Window locks are an effective deterrent to potential burglars. 2 nuclear deterrent nuclear weapons that a country has, that are supposed to prevent other… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 deterrent — deterrently, adv. /di terr euhnt, tur , ter /, adj. 1. serving or tending to deter. n. 2. something that deters: a deterrent to crime. 3. military strength or an ability to defend a country or retaliate strongly enough to deter an enemy from… …

    Universalium

  • 16 deterrent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. preventive, retardative, prohibitive, defensive. n. preventative, restraint; obstacle, hindrance, stumbling block. See dissuasion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hindrance, impediment, obstacle; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 deterrent — noun the high rate of interest is a deterrent to first time home buyers Syn: disincentive, discouragement, damper, curb, check, restraint; obstacle, hindrance, impediment, obstruction, block, barrier, inhibition Ant: incentive …

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  • 18 deterrent — de•ter•rent [[t]dɪˈtɜr ənt, ˈtʌr , ˈtɛr [/t]] adj. 1) serving or tending to deter 2) something that deters: a deterrent to crime[/ex] 3) military strength or the capacity to retaliate strongly enough to deter an enemy from attacking • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 deterrent — flegmatizatorius statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Keli įmirkyto specialiu mišiniu plono popieriaus sluoksniai vamzdžio veiksnumui didinti. Flegmarizatorius apgaubia kovinį užtaisą ir šaunant išpurškiamas per visą vamzdžio paviršių, kad… …

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  • 20 deterrent — Anything which impedes or has a tendency to prevent; e.g. punishment is a deterrent to crime …

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