prohibitiveness
noun see prohibitive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prohibitiveness — See prohibitively. * * * …   Universalium

  • prohibitiveness — pro·hib·i·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • prohibitiveness — ivnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being prohibitive * * * prohibˈitiveness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑prohibit …   Useful english dictionary

  • prohibitive — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prohibitive — prohibitively, adv. prohibitiveness, n. /proh hib i tiv/, adj. 1. serving or tending to prohibit or forbid something. 2. sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices. [1595 1605; < ML prohibitivus. See PROHIBIT,… …   Universalium

  • prohibitive — adjective 1》 serving to forbid, restrict, or prevent. 2》 (of a price or charge) excessively high. Derivatives prohibitively adverb prohibitiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • prohibitive — 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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