disincentive

noun dis·in·cen·tive \ ˌdis-in-ˈsen-tiv \
Updated on: 28 Jan 2018

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.

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First Known Use of disincentive

1946


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disincentive

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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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