incompliant

adjective

in·​com·​pli·​ant ˌin-kəm-ˈplī-ənt How to pronounce incompliant (audio)
: not compliant or pliable

Example Sentences

a perpetually incompliant employee who seemed to think that the rules did not apply to him
Recent Examples on the Web Financial regulators often use such orders to compel reforms at undercapitalized or incompliant banks. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incompliant was in 1647

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Cite this Entry

“Incompliant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incompliant. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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