1. [ noun ] a communication that makes you afraid to try something
Synonyms: intimidation determent
Related terms: discouragement dissuade intimidate
2. [ noun ] a negative motivational influence
Synonyms: disincentive
Related terms: incentive rational_motive
3. [ noun ] the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
Related terms: hindrance dissuasion discouragement nuclear_deterrence deter
Similar spelling:   deterrent