Definition of Dissuasive

1. Adjective. Deterring from action. "Made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"




Definition of Dissuasive

1. a. Tending to dissuade or divert from a measure or purpose; dehortatory; as, dissuasive advice.

Definition of Dissuasive

1. Adjective. Tending to dissuade, or divert form a measure or purpose; dehortatory. ¹

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Definition of Dissuasive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissuasive

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

Literary usage of Dissuasive

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1. A South-side View of Slavery by Nehemiah Adams (1860)
"dissuasive FROM INTERFERENCE WITH THE SOUTH. THE north must take the first step in pacifying the country on this subject; and to some it will seem to be a ..."

2. The American Baptist Magazine by Baptist General Convention, Board of Managers (1829)
"A dissuasive from Controversy, respecting the Mode of Baptism. A Sermon on the Mode of Baptism. By GC BECKWITH, Pastor of a Church in Lowell, Mass. ..."

3. Introduction to the literature of Europe in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and by Henry Hallam (1854)
"Taylor's dissuasive from Popery was published in Twim-t 1664 ; and in this ... In one part of this dissuasive from Popery, having been reproached with some ..."

4. Serious Reflections on Time and Eternity by John Shower, Thomas Chalmers, Matthew Hale (1828)
"The same argument considered farther, as dissuasive from worldliness and earthly-mindedness ; and as proper to confute the vanity of long projects and. ..."

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