disincentive


dis·in·cen·tive

noun \ˌdis-in-ˈsen-tiv\

: something that causes or that could cause a person to decide not to do something

Full Definition of DISINCENTIVE

:  deterrent

Examples of DISINCENTIVE

  1. We considered volunteering, but the complicated application process was a disincentive.
  2. The complicated application process was a disincentive to volunteering our time.

First Known Use of DISINCENTIVE

1946

Rhymes with DISINCENTIVE

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