noncooperative

adjective
non·​co·​op·​er·​a·​tive | \ ˌnän-kō-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv How to pronounce noncooperative (audio) , -pə-ˌrā- \

Definition of noncooperative

: of, relating to, or characterized by noncooperation

Examples of noncooperative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The staff remembers him as mild, withdrawn, clearly smart, but also steadfastly noncooperative. New York Times, 26 July 2022 The disclosures would also extend to activities in jurisdictions that are on the EU’s list of noncooperative jurisdictions. Nana Ama Sarfo, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 My research in bioethics focuses on questions like how to induce those who are noncooperative to get on board with doing what’s best for the public good. Parker Crutchfield, The Conversation, 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of noncooperative

1867, in the meaning defined above

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1 Aug 2022

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“Noncooperative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncooperative. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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