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disincentive

Syllabification: dis·in·cen·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌdisənˈsen(t)iv
 
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Definition of disincentive in English:

noun

A factor, especially a financial disadvantage, that tends to discourage people from doing something: spiraling house prices are beginning to act as a disincentive to development
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  • Recent government regulations in the United States have provided financial disincentives to discourage the ordering of chemistry panels that contain calcium.
  • There will be more financial barriers and disincentives to accessible care.
  • Many lecturers, faced with such discouragement and manifest disincentives, succumb to the pressure and base their assessment of students solely on tasks such as essays.
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