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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

    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"


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. Jim Hall:

    I think that would be a deterrent, we're talking right now about putting cameras on our police officers.

  2. Shinzo Abe:

    We should consider it from the perspective of what Japan can do to beef up the deterrent capability of the Japan-U.S. alliance and protect the lives and property of the Japanese people.

  3. Raini Brunson:

    As part of our support, USACE researched a variety of deterrent options, which included the construction of a trench as part of the barrier system along the southern border, after we performed a feasibility analysis, USACE did not execute trench construction as part of the final barrier system due to it being both cost-prohibitive and causing significant schedule delays.

  4. Tom Wolf:

    I want to give this joint bipartisan commission on the death penalty the ability to come up with their report, is it cost effective? Are we doing the right thing? Is it fair? Is it effective as a deterrent?

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    If the Saudi government was complicit in terrorism, and a trial so determines, it would be a real deterrent to other governments not to be complicit in terrorism.

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