dissuasive

Definitions of dissuasive
  1. adjective
    deterring from action
    dissuasive advice”
    “made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand”
    Synonyms:
    discouraging
    depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
    admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning
    serving to warn
    discouraging
    expressing disapproval
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    Antonyms:
    persuasive
    intended or having the power to induce action or belief
    convincing
    causing one to believe the truth of something
    coaxing, ingratiatory
    pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
    cogent, telling, weighty
    powerfully persuasive
    compelling
    tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument
    glib, glib-tongued, smooth-tongued
    artfully persuasive in speech
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