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Failure or refusal to cooperate, especially nonviolent civil disobedience against a government or an occupying power.

non′co·op′er·a′tion·ist n.
non′co·op′er·a·tive (-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′ə-rā′-) adj.
non′co·op′er·a′tor n.


1. failure or refusal to cooperate
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) refusal to pay taxes, obey government decrees, etc, as a protest
noncooperative adj
ˌnoncoˈoperˌator n


or non•co-op•er•a•tion

(ˌnɒn koʊˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃən)

1. failure or refusal to cooperate.
2. a method of showing opposition to a government by refusing to participate in civic and political life or to obey governmental regulations. Compare civil disobedience, passive resistance.
non`co•op′er•a•tive (-ˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv) adj.
non`co•op′er•a`tor, n.


[ˌnɒnkəʊɒpəˈreɪʃən] nrefus m de coopérer, non-coopération fnon-denominational [ˌnɒndɪnɒmɪˈneɪʃənəl] adjnon confessionnel(le)


[ˈnɒnkəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃn] nnon cooperazione f, non collaborazione f
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