that which discourages a particular behaviour; a deterrent
See Also: 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 — 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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.… …  

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