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Definition of Deterrent


  1. Serving to deter.
  2. That which deters or prevents.

Deterrent Quotations

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
Oprah Winfrey

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
Oprah Winfrey

Why should Iran have a deterrent strategy? Well, it's surrounded by hostile enemies. Both of its borders have been under occupation by a hostile superpower, the United States, which is constantly violating the U.N. charter by leaving open what they call the saying, 'all options are open' - meaning the threat of war.
Noam Chomsky

Armed and law-abiding citizens are a greater deterrent to violent crime than 1,000 laws passed by Congress.
Rick Perry

Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Deterrent Translations

deterrent in Dutch is afschrikwekkend
deterrent in German is Abschreckungsmittel {n}, abschreckend
deterrent in Portuguese is impedimento
deterrent in Spanish is disuasivo

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