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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner that convinces someone not to perform a certain action.

Usage examples (6)
  • “Ah really, Countess!” murmured Madame Merle dissuasively.
  • "But you do not know who or what she may be," I argued dissuasively.
  • "Ah really, Countess!" murmured Madame Merle dissuasively.
  • There are far fewer safe havens for athletes to dodge out-of-competition tests, and, just as dissuasively, there are now protocols that allow test samples to be... for more
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