Definitions for insistentɪnˈsɪs tənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sist•entɪnˈsɪs tənt(adj.)

  1. emphatic in dwelling upon or maintaining something; persistent.

  2. compelling attention or notice:

    an insistent tone.

Origin of insistent:

1615–25; < L

in•sist′ent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insistent, repetitive(adj)

    repetitive and persistent

    "the bluejay's insistent cry"

  2. clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant(adj)

    demanding attention

    "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. insistent(adjective)ɪnˈsɪs tənt

    repeatedly saying or doing sth

    The doctor was insistent that she go to the hospital.; the insistently ringing phone

Wiktionary

  1. insistent(Adjective)

    Standing or resting on something.

  2. insistent(Adjective)

    Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.

  3. insistent(Adjective)

    Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.

  4. insistent(Adjective)

    Standing on end: specifically said of the hind toe of a bird when its base is inserted so high on the shank that only its tip touches the ground: correlated with incumbent.

  5. Origin: From insistens, participle of insisto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insistent(adj)

    standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall

  2. Insistent(adj)

    insisting; persistent; persevering

  3. Insistent(adj)

    see Incumbent


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