Definition of disincentive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈsentɪv//
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a thing that makes somebody less willing to do something A low starting salary acts as a strong disincentive to getting back to work for the unemployed. opposite incentive
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disincentive