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[mass noun] Failure or refusal to cooperate, especially as a form of protest.‘civil disobedience or non-cooperation’
demonstration, march, protest march, peace camp, rally, sit-in, human chain, occupation, sleep-in, dirty protest, write-in, non-cooperationView synonyms
- ‘A general meeting voted for non-cooperation with the job evaluation process and to reconvene in four weeks to vote on industrial action if no progress was made.’
- ‘Certainly there have been powerful nonviolent movements in which strikes, work stoppages, non-cooperation, and massive civil disobedience have been effective without any religious or moral reference.’
- ‘After all, even the most competent and willing employee in any job would find it hard to carry out his or her duties in the face of persistent harassment, non-cooperation and nasty verbal abuse.’
- ‘It was by and large non-violent and essentially involved non-cooperation or boycott.’
- ‘To counter non-cooperation from such ministers, the children pasted posters on their houses and, on occasion, refused to disperse until they were allowed to search the premises.’
- ‘As for the helpless feeling of being ineffective by being non-violent: it must be kept in mind that non-violence in the form of non-cooperation is far from ‘doing nothing.’’
- ‘The protest followed three days of lunchtime demonstrations by power workers and a three-day campaign of non-cooperation with management.’
- ‘Your non-cooperation was the only form in which you could identify with the outside movement.’
- ‘They say illegal ‘pirate’ fishing and non-cooperation from key countries pose the main threat to the bird's survival.’
- ‘The methods are not pretty: violence and imprisonment are the penalties for non-cooperation; destitution is the reward for compliance.’
- ‘He said: ‘It is likely that landowners will continue their non-cooperation with local authorities and the NRA until there is agreement at national level.’’
- ‘In other words, we would need to be able to demonstrate hard evidence of non-compliance and non-cooperation.’
- ‘Dissent from the policies of the governing or dominant group may take the form of protest, persuasion, non-cooperation, or intervention.’
- ‘The defendants' behaviour, in fact, constitutes the most extreme form of non-cooperation, as it amounts to a total failure of cooperation.’
- ‘He disagreed with Mohandas Gandhi over the policy of non-cooperation and later over the proposal that Hindu and Muslim communities hold separate elections in any future state.’
- ‘He thought a case for revival of the old UN resolution could be made without a further resolution but only if hard evidence of non-compliance and non-cooperation could be demonstrated.’
- ‘From that moment on I conceived of our movement as an act of massive non-cooperation.’
- ‘Most of the discussion is likely to centre on non-cooperation with the department on a number of new schemes.’
- ‘Once charges are brought, the ‘victim’ cannot decline to prosecute - although non-cooperation may terminate a case as a practical matter.’
- ‘Proposals supporting non-cooperation are flawed as models.’
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