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disincentive

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noun dis·in·cen·tive \ˌdis-in-ˈsen-tiv\

Simple Definition of disincentive

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disincentive

Examples of disincentive in a sentence

  1. We considered volunteering, but the complicated application process was a disincentive.

  2. The complicated application process was a disincentive to volunteering our time.



1946

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1946

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