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disincentive

dis·in·cen·tive

disincentive

 
pronunciation:
dIs ihn sen tihv
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: something that reduces the motivation or inclination to work or act, esp. an economic deterrent.
Some say that higher taxes can serve as a disincentive to entrepreneurship.
synonyms:
deterrent
antonyms:
incentive
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