Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deterrence

3 senses of deterrence

Sense 1
disincentive, deterrence -- (a negative motivational influence)
       => rational motive -- (a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument)

Sense 2
determent, deterrence, intimidation -- (a communication that makes you afraid to try something)
       => discouragement -- (the expression of opposition and disapproval)

Sense 3
deterrence -- (the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety)
       => hindrance, hinderance, interference -- (the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding)

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