Synonyms and Antonyms of deterrent
something that makes movement or progress difficult the homeowner put up a fence around his garden as a deterrent for animals Synonyms of deterrent balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, encumbrance, drag, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammelWords Related to deterrent catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardshipNear Antonyms of deterrent catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden (also handmaid), help
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up deterrent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).