Definition of dissuasive in US English:

dissuasive

adjective

  • Effective in persuading someone not to take a particular course of action.

    ‘dissuasive penalties for noncompliance’
    ‘the prospect of economic loss does have a dissuasive effect’

Pronunciation

dissuasive

/dəˈswāsiv//dəˈsweɪsɪv/