What are some opposite words for preventive?

Antonyms for preventive
prɪˈvɛn tɪv; -tə tɪv

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preventive, preventative, prophylactic(noun)

    remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

    "the doctor recommended several preventatives"

    Antonyms:
    bailable, unhealthful, permissive

    Synonyms:
    condom, contraceptive device, interference, safe, hitch, safety, birth control device, rubber, prophylactic device, preventative, contraceptive, incumbrance, encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, prophylactic

  2. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

    Antonyms:
    permissive, unhealthful, bailable

    Synonyms:
    hitch, birth control device, enlistment, stoppage, hindrance, prophylactic device, halt, interference, handicap, arrest, impediment, duty tour, disturbance, load, rub, tour of duty, baulk, term of enlistment, hobble, tour, hinderance, intervention, stop, prophylactic, onus, limp, stay, hang-up, deterrent, encumbrance, contraceptive device, balk, contraceptive, incumbrance, noise, preventative, snag, burden, check

  3. contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device(adj)

    an agent or device intended to prevent conception

    Antonyms:
    permissive, unhealthful, bailable

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic, hitch, prophylactic device, contraceptive, birth control device, interference, hinderance, preventative, hindrance, incumbrance, encumbrance, contraceptive device

  4. preventive, preventative, prophylactic(adj)

    preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease

    "preventive medicine"; "vaccines are prophylactic"; "a prophylactic drug"

    Antonyms:
    bailable, permissive, unhealthful

    Synonyms:
    cautionary, antifertility, contraceptive, prophylactic, preventative

  5. preventive, preventative(adj)

    tending to prevent or hinder

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful, bailable, permissive

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic, preventative

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. preventive(a)

    Synonyms:
    deterrent, prophylactic, obviating

  2. preventive(n)

    Synonyms:
    prophylactic

How to use preventive in a sentence?

  1. Margaret Chan:

    There has been massive mobilization on the part of the affected countries and all partners to accelerate the development and availability of proven interventions, if a vaccine is found effective, it will be the first preventive tool against Ebola in history.

  2. Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova:

    We are extremely cautious, our specialists have come up with excellent methodological protocols for immediate diagnosis of Zika, and also preventive measures.

  3. Deborah Moore:

    Xylitol is known in the laboratory to kill the main bacteria that cause tooth decay, which is why it was singled out as having possible preventive effects on tooth decay.

  4. Tolbert Nyensuwah:

    Cultural practices are still being done in Grand Cape Mount -- for example, burial preparation and bathing of dead bodies before burial, we have observed ... complacency and a high level of disregard of preventive measures that are laid down by the Ministry of Health.

  5. Brian Vecci:

    What’s clear to me -- and this is true of pretty much every big data breach -- the preventive controls were broken, or the detective controls were broken, meaning, either too many people had access to the information, or the people that had access weren’t being recorded and analyzed. Or both.

How to pronounce preventive?

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How to say preventive in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11695preventive
#40296permissive
#196741unhealthful
#262117bailable

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