uncooperative

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adjective un·co·op·er·at·ive \ˌən-kō-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -ˈä-pə-ˌrā-\

Definition of uncooperative

  1. :  marked by an unwillingness or inability to work with others :  not cooperative <the suspect was uncooperative with investigators> <an uncooperative witness> < … he wonders whether it would be such a bad thing if their uncooperative nanny quit … — Caitlin Flanagan>; also :  providing difficulty <struggled with an uncooperative corkscrew> <uncooperative weather>

1799

First Known Use of uncooperative

1799


UNCOOPERATIVE Defined for Kids

uncooperative

adjective un·co·op·er·a·tive \ˌən-kō-ˈä-pə-rə-tiv\

Definition of uncooperative for Students

  1. :  not showing a desire to act or work with others in a helpful way


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