Definitions for: Dissuasion


[n] deterrence by argument or reasoning or entreaty
[n] persuasion not to do something; the act of talking someone out of an intended course of action
[n] a communication that dissuades you



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*sua"sion, n. [L. dissuasio: cf. F. dissuasion.
See Dissuade.]
1. The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing;
dehortation.

In spite of all the dissuasions of his friends.
--Boyle.

2. A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a
dissuasive.

Antonyms: persuasion

See Also: deterrence, discouragement, expostulation, objection, persuasion, remonstrance, suasion

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