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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress;
[syn: hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. tending to deter;
- Example: "the deterrent effects of high prices"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deterrent \De*ter"rent\, a. [L. deterrens, p. pr. of deterrere. See Deter.] Serving to deter. "The deterrent principle." --E. Davis. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deterrent \De*ter"rent\, n. That which deters or prevents. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

deterrent adj 1: tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices" n 1: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress [syn: hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "deterrent": admonishing, admonitory, alarming, awing, bar, block, blockade, bottleneck, catch, cautionary, cautioning, check, chill, chilling, cold water, cordon, curtain, damp, damper, daunting, determent, deterring, difficulty, disconcerting, discouragement, discouraging, disheartening, disincentive, disinclining, dismaying, disquieting, dissuading, dissuasion, dissuasive, drawback, exemplary, expostulatory, fear-inspiring, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, forestalling, frightening, frightful, hang-up, hazard, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, intimidating, joker, monitorial, monitory, notificational, notifying, objection, obstacle, obstruction, obstructive, one small difficulty, overawing, preclusive, preventative, preventive, prohibitive, prophylactic, rub, scaring, scary, snag, startling, stumbling block, stumbling stone, warning, wet blanket