Definition of Prohibitive

1. Adjective. Tending to discourage (especially of prices). "The price was prohibitive"

Exact synonyms: Prohibitory
Similar to: Preventative, Preventive



Definition of Prohibitive

1. a. That prohibits; prohibitory; as, a tax whose effect is prohibitive.

Definition of Prohibitive

1. Adjective. Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow. ¹

2. Adjective. Costly to the extreme; beyond budget. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) negative imperative ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prohibitive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prohibitive

prohibited
prohibitedness
prohibiter
prohibiters
prohibitin
prohibiting
prohibitins
prohibition
prohibition era
prohibition sign
prohibition signs
prohibitionist
prohibitionistic
prohibitionists
prohibitions
prohibitive (current term)
prohibitive mood
prohibitively
prohibitiveness
prohibitives
prohibitory
prohibits
prohormone
prohormones
proign
proigned
proigning
proigns
proin
proindustrial

Literary usage of Prohibitive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"prohibitive The prohibitive forms with second person or third person subjects (except for those with ... Inanimate intransitive II prohibitive forms: (0). ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"noli, manni closely resembles the Tamil suffix min, in such words as iey(y)an-min, do not ye; but the resemblance is purely accidental, for the prohibitive ..."

3. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"noli, manni closely resembles the Tamil suffix min, in such words as &ey(y)an-min, do not ye; but the resemblance is purely accidental, for the prohibitive ..."

4. Critique of Some Recent Subjunctive Theories by Charles Edwin Bennett (1898)
"ON THE FORCE OF TENSES IN THE prohibitive. In the American Journal of Philology, Vol. xv, No. 2, Elmer has discussed the force of tenses in the prohibitive. ..."

5. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"Preceptive, prohibitive and permissive statutes. ... A prohibitive statute is one that forbids all actions which disturb the public repose, and injury to ..."

6. Syntax of Early Latin by Charles Edwin Bennett (1910)
"169 Third Singular (Present prohibitive) with ni . . . .169 Second Plural Present prohibitive 169 Third Plural Present prohibitive 170 Present prohibitive ..."

7. The Laws of Marriage: Containing the Hebrew Law, the Roman Law, the Law of by John Fulton (1883)
"OF prohibitive IMPEDIMENTS. ยง "2. prohibitive impediments are obstacles or prohibitions which forbid ;i marriage altogether, or which forbid it to be ..."

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