Definition of Dissuasion

1. Noun. A communication that dissuades you.

Generic synonyms: Discouragement
Derivative terms: Dissuade

2. Noun. Persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action.
Generic synonyms: Communicating, Communication
Derivative terms: Dissuade
Antonyms: Persuasion

Definition of Dissuasion

1. n. The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.

Definition of Dissuasion

1. Noun. the act or an instance of dissuading ¹

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Definition of Dissuasion

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissuasion

dissonates
dissonating
dissorophid
dissorophids
disspirit
disspirited
disspiriting
disspirits
dissuade
dissuaded
dissuader
dissuaders
dissuades
dissuading
dissuasion (current term)
dissuasions
dissuasive
dissuasively
dissuasiveness
dissuasory
dissunder
dissundered
dissundering
dissunders
dissyllabic
dissyllabification
dissyllabifications
dissyllabize
dissyllabized

Literary usage of Dissuasion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Athenian Clubs in Politics and Litigation by George Miller Calhoun (1913)
"THE dissuasion OF ADVOCATES Just as witnesses might be induced to refrain from testifying, so influence might be brought to bear on advocates to prevent ..."

2. Madagascar Revisited, Describing the Events of a New Reign and the by William Ellis (1867)
"... the sentence — dissuasion from a reckless waste of human life—Favours granted by the Ministers to the Mission— The timber of the palace bought for the ..."

3. The Art of Discourse: A System of Rhetoric, Adapted for Use in Colleges and by Henry Noble Day (1872)
"... three things are to be regarded: — -, First, the specific object of the discourse, whether persuasion in its strict sense, dissuasion, or incitement; ..."

4. History of Greece by George Grote (1857)
"... dissuasion ' * spite of the receiving on his way the spontaneous surrender of Par. of the town of Priapus. Aware that the enemy was not far distant, ..."

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