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

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  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

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How to use deterrent in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Phelim Kine:

    President Widodo can demonstrate true leadership by ending capital punishment as unacceptable state brutality, president Widodo should recognize that the death penalty is not a crime deterrent but an unjustifiable and barbaric punishment. President Widodo should promote Indonesia as a rights-respecting democracy by joining the countries that have abolished capital punishment.

  3. Joshua Putnam:

    It’s been an effective deterrent, if your intent is to have more influence, losing 80 percent of your delegates kind of prevents that from happening.

  4. Shayne Stevenson:

    That CFTC and DOJ teamed up to combat market manipulation ... and to arrest him for this conduct, sends a strong deterrent signal.

  5. Jia Wu:

    You need to put wrongdoers behind bars, you need a powerful deterrent.

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