Definition of uncooperative in US English:

uncooperative

adjective

  • Unwilling to help others or do what they ask.

    • ‘Was the problem really that the candidate was stubborn and uncooperative?’
    • ‘The manager suddenly became uncooperative and asked them to leave the premises.’
    • ‘He said uncooperative building management and poor law enforcement were the main factors causing poor safety standards to continue.’
    • ‘The company that manufactures them has been extremely uncooperative and unforthcoming with information.’
    • ‘They said that he was very uncooperative and that he resisted and he began to fight with the officers.’
    • ‘The problem is with the pollsters' inability to account for an increasingly uncooperative public.’
    • ‘The other two took the cue and adopted similar uncooperative positions.’
    • ‘But what worries me is that he is still uncooperative, demanding and verbally aggressive.’
    • ‘He had poor eye contact and was generally uncooperative and unwilling to be interviewed.’
    • ‘Special military forces may be called on to operate in states that are uncooperative or unable to control their own territory.’
    • ‘I have no doubt that, in her daily life, she is equally so, as well as stubborn, uncooperative and demanding.’
    • ‘He has been seen as an impotent leader who has been nullified by a divided and uncooperative executive board.’
    • ‘He has been uncooperative, unhelpful, and particularly rude to teaching staff.’
    • ‘‘He was asked to give his details and was incoherent and uncooperative with the police,’ she said.’
    • ‘He was therefore deemed to be uncooperative and was not given an earlier release.’
    • ‘Measuring temperature in children can be difficult, especially when they are uncooperative or restless.’
    • ‘This would be difficult if the host state were being uncooperative.’
    • ‘Although often uncooperative, they were reluctant to leave at the end of the day.’
    • ‘The court was told that defendant had been totally uncooperative in telling who his accomplices were or where the stolen property was.’
    • ‘Witnesses have been intimidated and the police have proved uncooperative.’
    unhelpful, awkward, disobliging, unaccommodating, unamenable, unreasonable, unwilling, recalcitrant, perverse, contrary, stubborn, wilful, stiff-necked, unyielding, unbending, inflexible, unadaptable, immovable, obstructive, difficult, obstreperous, troublesome, tiresome, disobedient
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Pronunciation

uncooperative

/ˌənkōˈäp(ə)rədiv//ˌənkoʊˈɑp(ə)rədɪv/