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Meaning of DISSUASION

Pronunciation:  di'sweyzhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  deterrence by argument or reasoning or entreaty
  2. [n]  persuasion not to do something; the act of talking someone out of an intended course of action
  3. [n]  a communication that dissuades you
 

DISSUASION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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