disincentive
I noun averseness, check, constraint, curb, damper, determent, deterrence, deterrent, discouragement, disinclination, dissuasion, hindrance, indisposition, lack of allurement, lack of charm, lack of desire, lack of enticement, lack of impetus, lack of incentive, lack of inducement, lack of motivation, lack of stimulus, lack of temptation, reluctance, restraint, unprovocativeness, unwillingness II index deterrence, deterrent

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  • disincentive — dis‧in‧cen‧tive [ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪv] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES something that makes people less willing to do something: disincentive to • High interest rates are a disincentive to expanding a business. disincentive for • The present government …   Financial and business terms

  • disincentive — (n.) 1946; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + INCENTIVE (Cf. incentive) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disincentive — ► NOUN ▪ a factor that discourages a particular action …   English terms dictionary

  • disincentive — [dis΄in sen′tiv] n. a thing or factor that keeps one from doing something; deterrent …   English World dictionary

  • disincentive — dis|in|cen|tive [ˌdısınˈsentıv] n something that makes people less willing to do something ≠ ↑incentive disincentive to (doing/do) sth ▪ High interest rates can be a disincentive to expanding a business …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disincentive — [[t]dɪ̱sɪnse̱ntɪv[/t]] disincentives N VAR: oft N to n/ ing, N to inf A disincentive is something which discourages people from behaving or acting in a particular way. [FORMAL] High marginal tax rates may act as a disincentive to working longer… …   English dictionary

  • disincentive — UK [ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms disincentive : singular disincentive plural disincentives something that makes you not want to do something …   English dictionary

  • disincentive — noun (C) something that tries to stop people from doing something (+ to): The biggest disincentive to spend is the fear of debt …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disincentive — noun high interest rates are a disincentive to investment Syn: deterrent, discouragement, damper, brake, curb, check, restraint, inhibitor; obstacle, impediment, hindrance, obstruction, block, barrier …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • disincentive — /ˌdɪsɪnˈsɛntɪv/ (say .disin sentiv) noun 1. anything that deters from action, etc.: *recent reports suggest the Sydney 2000 Olympics may in fact be acting as a disincentive to international travel to Australia –aap news, 2000. –adjective 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

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