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

: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

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

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

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