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uncooperative

Line breaks: un|co¦opera|tive
Pronunciation: /ʌnkəʊˈɒp(ə)rətɪv
 
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Definition of uncooperative in English:

adjective

Unwilling to help others or do what they ask: I can recall him soothing uncooperative clients on the telephone the authorities were inclined to be uncooperative
More example sentences
  • He had poor eye contact and was generally uncooperative and unwilling to be interviewed.
  • He has been uncooperative, unhelpful, and particularly rude to teaching staff.
  • Was the problem really that the candidate was stubborn and uncooperative?
Synonyms
Scottish thrawn;
North American rock-ribbed
British informal bolshie, bloody-minded, stroppy, sticky

Derivatives

uncooperatively

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adverb
Example sentences
  • But by responding slowly or uncooperatively to information requests from the commission, Administration officials or bureaucrats can gum up the works rather easily.
  • ‘Who's asking?’ she responds uncooperatively and takes out a cigarette, lighting it.
  • ‘I mean, I missed talking to you,’ he explained, but wasn't sure if the expression on Lara's face was relief or embarrassment as she glanced away uncooperatively.

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