uncooperative

[[t]ʌ̱nkoʊɒ̱pərətɪv[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ
If you describe someone as uncooperative, you mean that they make no effort at all to help other people or to make other people's lives easier.

She became uncooperative: unwilling to do her homework or help with any household chores.

...a bunch of stupid, cranky, uncooperative old fools.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • uncooperative — (adj.) also uncoöperative, 1847, from UN (Cf. un ) + COOPERATIVE (Cf. cooperative). Related: Uncooperatively …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncooperative — index adverse (hostile), contentious, disinclined, disobedient, froward, hostile, perverse, recalci …   Law dictionary

  • uncooperative — uncooperative, uncoordinated Both words are now spelt as shown, without a hyphen and without a diaeresis over the second o …   Modern English usage

  • uncooperative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unwilling to help others or do what they ask …   English terms dictionary

  • uncooperative — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • uncooperative — adj. uncooperative about; in; towards (uncooperative in working out a compromise) * * * in towards (uncooperative in working out a compromise) uncooperative about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • uncooperative — adjective not willing to work with or help someone: The immigration authorities were brusque and uncooperative …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncooperative — adj.; uncooperatively, adv.; uncooperativeness, n. * * * …   Universalium

  • uncooperative — adjective Not cooperative …   Wiktionary

  • uncooperative — Synonyms and related words: adversary, adversative, adverse, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, balking, balky, bigoted, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded, case hardened, clashing, competitive, complaining, con, conflicting,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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