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noncooperation

[non-koh-op-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌnɒn koʊˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
failure or refusal to cooperate.
2.
a method or practice, as that established in India by Gandhi, of showing opposition to acts or policies of the government by refusing to participate in civic and political life or to obey governmental regulations.
Also, nonco-operation.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; non- + cooperation
Related forms
noncooperative
[non-koh-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /ˌnɒn koʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
noncooperator, noun
noncooperationist, noun
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Examples from the web for noncooperation
  • Time loss will not be paid retroactively for the period of noncooperation.
  • Sanctions imposed as a result of disciplinary proceedings are not, however, the only consequences of noncooperation.
  • The only exceptions are those infrequent cases in which an individual has been sanctioned for noncooperation.
British Dictionary definitions for noncooperation

noncooperation

/ˌnɒnkəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
failure or refusal to cooperate
2.
refusal to pay taxes, obey government decrees, etc, as a protest
Derived Forms
noncooperative (ˌnɒnkəʊˈɒpərətɪv) adjective
noncooperator, noun
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