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

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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. deterrent(adj)

    tending to deter

    "the deterrent effects of high prices"

    Antonyms:
    permissive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deterrence, dissuasive, disincentive, dissuasion, crackdown, chilling, deterring

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How to use deterrent in a sentence?

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    [Russia has] a reputation of being utterly ruthless. You don't want to mess with Boris, if this turns out to be an attack on a Russian airliner, they're going to have either their deterrent is going to be diminished, or they're going to have a furious response, which could incidentally help us, cause it would be against ISIS.

  2. Action Pour Les Enfants:

    This is a clear signal and helps serve as deterrent for other criminals that Cambodia will not allow such crimes, and that perpetrators will not only serve time in prison, but also be deported afterwards.

  3. The Pentagon report:

    Civilian research could support a strengthened Chinese military presence in the Arctic Ocean, which could include deploying submarines to the region as a deterrent against nuclear attacks.

  4. Ioannis Votsaridis:

    This can only be a deterrent to people insuring their vehicles.

  5. President Trump:

    I want people to know that if they come into United States illegally, they're getting out, they're going to be brought out. And this serves as a very good deterrent.


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