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noncooperation

or non·co-op·er·a·tion

[ non-koh-op-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌnɒn koʊˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

failure or refusal to cooperate.
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.Compare civil disobedience (def. 1), passive resistance.

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Origin of noncooperation

First recorded in 1785–95; non- + cooperation

OTHER WORDS FROM noncooperation

non·co·op·er·a·tive [non-koh-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv], /ˌnɒn koʊˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/, adjectivenon·co·op·er·a·tor, nounnon·co·op·er·a·tion·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for noncooperation

noncooperation
/ (ˌnɒnkəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

failure or refusal to cooperate
refusal to pay taxes, obey government decrees, etc, as a protest

Derived forms of noncooperation

noncooperative (ˌnɒnkəʊˈɒpərətɪv), adjectivenoncooperator, noun
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