Definition of deterrent:
disablement, chit, checkout, baulk, chip, impairment, check mark, hitch, rafter, tab, obstructor, check, halt, allow, hinderance, impedimenta, bridle, bank check, confirmation, verification, balk, curb, substantiation, preventive, incumbrance, preclusive, handicap, hindrance, impediment, cheque, interference, preventative, tick, obstructer, assay, check-out procedure, disability, arrest.
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
He was not only making up for lost time- he was incomparably outstripping his earlier self; he seemed to have emerged from a mental and physical cocoon- to have cast aside an incrustation of deterrent clumsiness, and to be hastening onward with the airy case and accuracy of perfect self- possession.- "Archibald Malmaison", Julian Hawthorne.
- "Rural Life and the Rural School", Joseph Kennedy.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.