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Prohibitive definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROHIB'ITIVE
PROHIB'ITORY, a. Forbidding; implying prohibition.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: tending to discourage (especially of prices); "the price was prohibitive" [syn: prohibitive, prohibitory]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century 1. tending to prohibit or restrain 2. tending to preclude use or purchase <prohibitive costs> 3. almost certain to perform as predicted <a prohibitive favorite> prohibitively adverb prohibitiveness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 prohibiting. 2 (of prices, taxes, etc.) so high as to prevent purchase, use, abuse, etc. (published at a prohibitive price). Derivatives: prohibitively adv. prohibitiveness n. prohibitory adj. Etymology: F prohibitif -ive or L prohibitivus (as PROHIBIT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Prohibitive Pro*hib"it*ive, a. [Cf. F. prohibitif.] That prohibits; prohibitory; as, a tax whose effect is prohibitive.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If the cost of something is prohibitive, it is so high that many people cannot afford it. (FORMAL) The cost of private treatment can be prohibitive. ADJ prohibitively Meat and butter were prohibitively expensive. ADV: ADV adj

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a.; (also prohibitory) Restrictive, prohibiting, forbidding.

Moby Thesaurus

abusive, criminal, cutthroat, dear, deterrent, deterring, discouraging, ethnocentric, exacting, exceptional, excessive, excluding, exclusive, exclusory, exorbitant, extortionate, extravagant, fancy, forbidding, forestalling, gouging, grossly overpriced, high, immoderate, inadmissible, inflationary, inhibitive, inhibitory, inordinate, insular, insupportable, interdictive, interdictory, narrow, out of bounds, out of sight, outlandish, outrageous, overpriced, parochial, preclusive, preposterous, prescriptive, preventative, preventive, prohibiting, prohibitory, prophylactic, proscriptive, repressive, restraining, restrictive, seclusive, segregative, select, selective, separative, skyrocketing, snobbish, spiraling, suppressive, unconscionable, undue, unreasonable, unwarranted, usurious, xenophobic




 


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