Adjective "dissuading" definition and examples

(Dissuading may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.
  1. 'We wanted to keep her close to us so we dissuaded her from taking up that course.'
  2. 'The pictures on their packaging are actually dissuading me from buying a product.'
  3. 'I had, of course, tried to dissuade him, if only for his own safety, but he would have none of it.'
  4. 'If nothing else, aren't we dissuading other scientists from coming forward?'
  5. 'There are, of course, some writers who would dissuade us from imagining any radical change in this area at all.'
  6. 'The officials, some speaking on condition of anonymity, said inspection leaders believe Iraq may be dissuading scientists from agreeing to confidential interviews despite its public promise to the contrary last Monday.'
  7. 'When she had made up her mind on something it was quite hard to dissuade her from the course she had chosen.'
  8. 'Ferry said that traditional attitudes towards women's roles in the family had an intangible effect, dissuading women from scientific work.'
  9. 'These fears may no longer be dissuading students from going abroad, as more juniors than usual will be studying abroad spring semester.'
  10. 'But more importantly we are also dissuading adults from giving them guns or war toys,’ Mutota said.'

More definitions

1. to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often followed by from): She dissuaded him from leaving home.

2. Archaic. to advise or urge against: to dissuade an action.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be dissuading."

"firms can be dissuading."

"consumers can be dissuading."


(dissuade)Late 15th century (in the sense ‘advise against’): from Latin dissuadere, from dis- (expressing reversal) + suadere ‘advise, persuade’.