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What is the opposite of incentive?

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Noun
Opposite of something that motivates or encourages
“The high level of car usage, and the fact the number of large trucks has never been greater, also act as a disincentive to switch to pedal power.”
Noun
Opposite of something that provokes
“The major role of military forces will be the deterrence of hostilities.”
Noun
Opposite of something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
“He thinks leaving large sums of money to children serves as a disincentive to go out and do great things on their own.”
Noun
Opposite of something that is the source that produces a result
“The degenerationists hold that savagery is the result of degeneration from a superior state.”
Noun
Opposite of a sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone
Noun
Opposite of having a strong commitment to a cause
“He played with utter indifference and apathy because he knew that this was his last season with the club.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
Noun
Opposite of an illicit payment made to someone in return for facilitating a transaction or appointment
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