What are some opposite words for deterrent?

Antonyms for deterrent
dɪˈtɜr ənt, -ˈtʌr-, -ˈtɛr-

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term deterrent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap(adj)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress


    hitch, verification, impedimenta, stoppage, hindrance, disability, halt, chip, tab, handicap, arrest, tick, check-out procedure, confirmation, impairment, check mark, impediment, rafter, obstruction, baulk, checkout, hinderance, curb, chit, stop, disablement, cheque, obstructer, substantiation, stay, obstructor, encumbrance, balk, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, preventative, interference, assay, bridle, check

  2. deterrent(adj)

    tending to deter

    "the deterrent effects of high prices"


How to use deterrent in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Theresa May:

    Some people suggest to us that we should actually be removing our nuclear deterrent. This has been a vital part of our national security and defence for nearly half a century, and it would be quite wrong for us to go down that particular path.

  2. Caron Beaton-Wells:

    The ACCC has long said ... that the most potent deterrent for cartel conduct is a potential jail term, i don't think it's a sudden decision to ramp up, just that it's taken a long time to find conduct for proceeding criminally.

  3. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    Neither the operational effectiveness of our continuous at sea deterrent nor the safety of our submariners or members of the public have been compromised.

  4. Dudley Police Chief Steven Wojnar:

    There are bad people in every profession, we’re not talking about the great majority of teachers who are hard-working and dedicated and care about the kids. We’re talking about the few who will betray their trust. If you know you could be charged with a crime, it could be a deterrent.

  5. The NTSB Dinh-Zarr:

    This is a broad deterrent, it stops all people from all levels of drinking from getting behind the wheel, it's an encouragement for making the right decision so they don't hurt themselves or someone else.

How to pronounce deterrent?

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How to say deterrent in sign language?

  1. deterrent

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