Definition of 'deterrent'
Example sentences containing 'deterrent'
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Continued disturbance by people coming and going is more likely to have a deterrent effect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have absolute confidence in our independent nuclear deterrent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We know that close passing is the single biggest deterrent stopping more people from taking to their bikes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Above all, the cost of legal training remains the biggest deterrent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Without such oversight, the consensus in support of our nuclear deterrent faces being undermined. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Possible problems with our nuclear deterrent isn't one of them. The Sun (2017)If the information was made public, they knew how damaging it would be to the credibility of our nuclear deterrent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Meanwhile, it will be easier to deport foreign criminals and our nuclear deterrent is safe with the go-ahead for four replacement submarines. The Sun (2016)The first and most effective deterrent to embezzlement is a strong system of "internal control. Christianity Today (2000)We hope they will act as a deterrent to people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The nuclear deterrent is substantially different from other weapons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Up to now it has had the desired deterrent effect. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The length of the sentence was intended as a deterrent against copycat attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was the biggest deterrent to working in the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What kind of punishment or deterrent is that? The Sun (2013)But this would be an effective deterrent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is no deterrent to make people behave within the law. The Sun (2010)It needs to be a big deterrent and a lifetime ban is. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is no other effective deterrent or punishment for the kind of persons who commit such crimes. The Sun (2006)The biggest deterrent to more people cycling is fear. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The judge said that naming and shaming him has a clear deterrent effect. The Sun (2014)Cost though is the single biggest deterrent. The Sun (2010)Hopefully this sort of deterrent will make people think again before drinking to excess. The Sun (2010)Nor should the political parties imagine that it is possible to provide an effective nuclear deterrent on the cheap. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was run by an army that had lost colonial wars and was being made redundant by the nuclear deterrent. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)It's damaged the deterrent value of western military power. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An alarm has deterrent value, but essentially it rings when other security has failed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The nuclear deterrent will stay, but there is still pressure to do it on the cheap. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Where's the punishment or deterrent in that? The Sun (2011)As always, the question is not can we afford a nuclear deterrent. The Sun (2013)Officials and aid workers said last week that it was too early to tell whether the deal was proving an effective deterrent to migrants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its deterrent value is nil. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'deterrent'
British English: deterrent NOUN
A deterrent is something that prevents people from doing something by making them afraid of what will happen to them if they do it.
They seriously believe that capital punishment is a deterrent.
Definition of deterrent from the Collins English Dictionary
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