noncooperation

noun
non·​co·​op·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌnän-kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce noncooperation (audio) \

Definition of noncooperation

: failure or refusal to cooperate specifically : refusal through civil disobedience of a people to cooperate with the government of a country

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Other Words from noncooperation

noncooperationist \ ˌnän-​kō-​ˌä-​pə-​ˈrā-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce noncooperationist (audio) \ noun
noncooperator \ ˌnän-​kō-​ˈä-​pə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce noncooperator (audio) \ noun

Examples of noncooperation in a Sentence

They adopted a strategy of noncooperation until they were treated fairly.
Recent Examples on the Web Here, too, women have played a vital role, innovating methods of protest such as boycotts, strikes, and other forms of noncooperation that apply pressure on those in power. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "When Women Lead Protest Movements," 12 Sep. 2020 As a candidate and president, Trump has called for an end to this type of noncooperation between local and federal law enforcement. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Trump endorses bill allowing victims of illegal immigrant crimes to sue sanctuary cities," 4 Feb. 2020 Urban violence is deplored by the black community, but at the same time it is enabled by a culture of noncooperation. Barry Latzer, National Review, "The Need to Discuss Black-on-Black Crime," 5 Dec. 2019 Such noncooperation only worsens the black-crime problem by providing impunity for the most violent. Barry Latzer, National Review, "The Need to Discuss Black-on-Black Crime," 5 Dec. 2019 More than a century ago, Congress sent its sergeant-at-arms to arrest a witness for noncooperation, but that scenario is viewed as an extremely unlikely move in the present day. NBC News, "White House refuses to turn over documents to Democrats in impeachment inquiry," 8 Oct. 2019 When, in 1971, the Italian government banished its worst mafiosi to live on Filicudi, the islanders, via total noncooperation, sent them packing. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Islands Near Sicily Might Be the Last Uncrowded Part of Italy," 22 Aug. 2019 If Dowd offered a pardon in return for noncooperation with the Mueller investigation into the legality of Trump’s actions, that would be a blatant case of obstruction of justice. Sean Illing, Vox, "I asked 11 legal experts if Trump’s lawyer obstructed justice," 29 Mar. 2018 If Dowd offered a pardon in return for noncooperation with the Mueller investigation into the legality of Trump’s actions, that would be a blatant case of obstruction of justice. Sean Illing, Vox, "I asked 11 legal experts if Trump’s lawyer obstructed justice," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of noncooperation

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncooperation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncooperation. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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noncooperation

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English Language Learners Definition of noncooperation

: failure or refusal to do what someone has told or asked you to do : lack of cooperation

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