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Synonyms for deterrent
dɪˈtɜr ənt, -ˈtʌr-, -ˈtɛr-de·ter·rent

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  1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapadjective

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    permissive

  2. deterrentadjective

    tending to deter

    "the deterrent effects of high prices"

    Antonyms:
    permissive

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How to use deterrent in a sentence?

  1. Jody Boulineau:

    Sometimes it's just kind of the threat of it being there becomes a deterrent in itself, it's just one more tool that we have in our disciplinary toolbox that we can use.

  2. Adam Cohen:

    I actually think that the arming of the teachers is not going to create these dramatic gunfights in schools, it is going to create a deterrent. The schools are not going to be a soft target and they are not going to be attractive.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    We should reform it, if it's to be used as a deterrent, it has to be reformed. It can't take 25 years. That does no one any good. Neither the victims nor the state is solving this problem with that kind of tangled judicial process.

  4. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    I believe weapons may and should be bought not only to be used one day, but to be a deterrent factor, this aspect must be considered by both sides of the conflict.

  5. Raymond Odierno:

    We have deterrent there and I think we're doing a good job with that, what we have do in the next several years is continue to increase that so the risk goes up for anybody who might consider operations in Eastern Europe.


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