noncooperation

noun non·co·op·er·a·tion \ ˌnän-kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of noncooperation

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

noncooperationist

play \ˌnän-kō-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

noncooperator

play \ˌnän-kō-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of noncooperation in a Sentence

  1. They adopted a strategy of noncooperation until they were treated fairly.

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First Known Use of noncooperation

1795


NONCOOPERATION Defined for English Language Learners

noncooperation

noun

Definition of noncooperation for English Language Learners

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


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