Synonym of deterrent

Alternative for deterrent

deterrents

Synonym: balk, baulk, check, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment,

Noun

A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something
impediment obstacle discouragement hindrance check curb disincentive restraint obstruction block inhibition baulk balk bar brake chain clog cramp crimp damper dissuasion drag embarrassment encumbrance fetter handicap holdback hurdle interference let manacle shackles stop trammel barrier determent bridle constraint defence defense leash limit limitation preventative preventive rein shackle stumbling block defensive measures restriction snag drawback hitch difficulty catch hazard disadvantage setback control complication fly in the ointment stricture spanner in the works monkey wrench in the works hiccup problem circumscription cumber impedance stoppage barricade burden blockage hampering facer safeguard condition hamper caution wall prevention road block delay inconvenience retardation millstone holdup catch-22 protection confinement blockade detriment opposition monkey wrench deterrence ball and chain security cumbrance blocking albatross defect gridlock precaution arrest issue baggage rub preventive measure weakness roadblock clampdown straitjacket lead prohibition harness blank wall sticking point strap halter precautionary measure warning remedy checking glitch rebuff interruption protective measure joker suppression lock pitfall palladium fail-safe uphill fault nuisance trouble flaw curtailment bottleneck stint shortcoming hold hang-up rope tether embargo interdict restrainer fetters jam-up retardment taboo circumvention line load retardant hangup stone in one's path circumspection dead weight booby trap string millstone around your neck intimidation bond hobble barring choking deterring factor yoke headache bonds cord hardship remonstrance expostulation persuasion stumbling stone railing traverse fence put down damp occlusion congestion hold-up bump pale suppressant crackdown injury mountain jam checkmate buttress lyam psychological baggage millstone round someone's neck break reverse reversal blow detention constrainment captivity constriction saddle debt duty guilt cross downside tie disablement impairment disorder mountain to climb bridling curbing repression bulwark red tape thorn in one's side monkey on back whammy imperfection frustration shackling baulking cramping fettering holding back stifling smothering retarding device cinchers anchor binders minus deficiency encirclement injunction inadequacy modification definition reservation qualification stopping halting thwarting quashing foiling liability disbenefit infarct embolus cordon closure infarction weak point negative debit incommodity strike weak spot protective shield bit governor balking sublimation lack failing disability ill evil line of defense ban moderation boycott neutralizer prophylactic trammels disqualification putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud bondage pinions weight decrease manacles chains order abridgment instruction abridgement deprivation ceiling command reduction sabotage intervention collar restraining device headstall noose hackamore wet blanket restraining order excess baggage foot dragging anticipatory measure insurance provision prudence forethought anticipation care backstop foresight wariness providence discreetness safety measure canniness regard preventative measure discretion belt and braces halt forestalling upset preclusion misfortune hassle obviation snafu bother avoidance annoyance vexation aggravation interception inhibitor dilemma disturbance disappointment fuss trial concern forestallment deterence discontinuance pain predicament disruption impasse awkwardness unwieldiness unfitness exasperation distress untimeliness unsuitableness cumbersomeness troublesomeness uneasiness stew cross to bear mishap unhandiness defeat bothersomeness gotcha woe gimmick close cutoff shutdown anxiety worry stress land mine bind stalling discomfort tie-up obligation snarl-up grief downfall snarl logjam incommodiousness struggle knock deadweight lapse clot problems irritation bad news disquiet bummer unease bug affliction pickle body blow agitation unpleasantness con knock-back puzzler traffic jam puzzle scrape piece of bad luck task timewasting one in the eye filibustering bit of trouble reversal of fortune kick in the teeth obstructionism strain elimination down layoff abeyance immobilization sit-down deduction walkout lockout downtime standstill bone of contention commitment misery disgrace averting precluding slowing complaint wait weary load preemption albatross around one's neck prophylaxis deadlock exclusion detainment bad flip side handicapping penalty tailback chill quandary holding pattern privation depressant cloud proscription afterdeal narrowing backup queue tribulation immobilisation negative aspect tangle gloom pall issues pinch prob demerit moratorium veto stopping up strife deal-breaker depression trap other side of the coin interdiction turmoil deep trouble dire straits mess danger torment hot water fix spot cropper knot crunch unseen problem trick can of worms disputed point row sorrow onus snare rahui conundrum ploy dodge wile regression flip-flop unfortunate development slowdown backset comedown regress bath about-face foil bottom point at issue tight spot the rub cold water interference with reverse of fortune double whammy adversity joker in the pack restricted access maximum responsibility charge grievance mental weight blame punishment unwanted responsibility accountability blunder drawing board cap slip spoiling whole new ballgame inefficacy error irk irritant thorn bugbear peeve harassment botheration pest aggro ruffle threshold miscalculation mistake mischance bafflement nuisance value failure countering bound regulation demarcation bounds irons handcuffs cuffs scotching derailment dashing crushing incommode hair shirt tiresomeness inopportuneness bitter pill extent containment border perimeter boundary crippling hindering foundering collapse snookering baffling put out stroke of bad luck consequence bilboes tethers ropes restraints tops line of demarcation cutoff point margin confine cut-off point upper limit nonfulfillment scuppering nonfulfilment contravention unfulfillment arrestment finish discontinuation expiration end surcease closedown stay cessation termination shutoff conclusion cease offset ending involvement lease chit indebtment loan bite pledge balance arrear possibility due contingency remainder contract damage Achilles heel mortgage jinx tab IOU account nonsuccess lack of success non-success bracelets gyves darbies disaster area staying restraining suspension millstone round one's neck leg irons

Noun

A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
sanction ban embargo penalty boycott restriction prohibition punishment correction discipline exclusion penalization retribution barrier tariff action command decree injunction measure punitive action sentence writ coercive measures coercive measure punitive measure penance fine damages forfeiture mulct forfeit interdict amercement amends reparation judgement veto proscription justice judgment punition rap interdiction bar charge fee conviction reprimand condemnation confiscation price moratorium sequestration financial penalty dues mortification refusal taboo don't no-no thou-shalt-not limitation loss handicap censure cost ruling fall consequence levy determination verdict redress recompense payment assessment rule compensation decision pronouncement anathema avoidance rejection shunning disapproval knock-back tapu non-acceptance suppression stoppage reservation social convention restraint religious convention superstition law stricture inhibition regulation forbiddance block censorship disqualification red light thumbs down rahui disallowance off limits out of bounds court order restraining order official forbiddance chastisement comeuppance wrath deserts requital vengeance medicine torture infliction castigation chastening consequences pain stick gallows suffering deprivation nemesis victimisation jankers unhappiness hammer rod victimization ostracism punitive measures disciplinary action just deserts firm hand hell to pay reproof scolding telling-off sacrifice reward desert revenge atonement criticism disciplining rebuke absolution denial deferment retaliation doom attrition suspended sentence what's coming to you what you deserve deferred sentence reformation admonition aversive aversive stimulus reform fate destiny blast put down return penitence restitution destruction excoriation bawling-out ticking-off penalties sanctions negative reinforcement what is coming to one what one is asking for talion sentences due meed what's coming to one poetic justice what is merited payback what is due dueness dose of one's own medicine lumps retributive justice chewing out dressing down due reward just punishment deserved fate getting yours control use of punishment a firm hand surrender relinquishment subjugation giving up finding order holding controlling subduing losing surrendering edict sleep dictum term knock book hitch vacation getup clock jolt trick abasement denying sacrificing abandonment ceding attainder yielding forfeiting result toll considered opinion sending up the river drawback disadvantage downside snag bane minus affliction worry burden trouble torment tribulation trial disbenefit expiation undesirable consequence propitiation compunction purgation self-abasement self-mortification self-punishment self-flagellation

Adjective

Tending to deter

Adjective

Able or intended to deter

Antonym of deterrent

deterrent Idiom, Proverb

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