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Synonyms of deterrent

Noun


1. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap, difficulty

usage: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Adjective


1. deterrent, preventive (vs. permissive), preventative

usage: tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices"

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