Definition of disincentive
Examples of disincentive in a Sentence
We considered volunteering, but the complicated application process was a disincentive.
The complicated application process was a disincentive to volunteering our time.
Recent Examples of disincentive from the Web
Success would require creativity and likely a system of incentives and disincentives to push the sides toward compromise.
Boeing said demand for single-aisle planes as well as wide-bodies remains buoyant, despite concerns about economic and political turbulence in the Middle East and low fuel prices serving as disincentive to invest in more efficient aircraft.
If the range of potential Russian malfeasance is broadened to include hacking the vote than just the campaign, there is an additional disincentive for standing too close to Trump.
Cardenas, 12th, said the changes would create a disincentive for allowing properties to stay empty for long periods of time.
The price controls have become a powerful disincentive in rural Venezuela.
That means that the only real disincentive for those attempting to influence the president by patronizing his businesses is the bad publicity that might ensue.
And lowering the tax reduces the disincentive to buy.
But policies meant to keep food prices low served as a disincentive for local production, leading to frequent shortages that spiked in recent years as international oil prices fell and Venezuela’s ability to import products declined.
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DISINCENTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disincentive for English Language Learners
: something that causes or that could cause a person to decide not to do something
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