Synonyms for deterrent

Synonyms for (noun) deterrent

Synonyms: check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Similar words: difficulty

Definition: a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

Usage: serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent

Synonyms for (adjective) deterrent

Synonyms: deterrent

Definition: tending to deter

Usage: the deterrent effects of high prices

Similar words: preventative, preventive

Definition: tending to prevent or hinder