Definitions for insistentɪnˈsɪs tənt
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repetitive and persistent
"the bluejay's insistent cry"
clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant(adj)
"clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
Standing or resting on something.
Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.
Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.
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.
Origin: From insistens, participle of insisto.
standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall
insisting; persistent; persevering
Origin: [L. insistens, -entis, p. pr. of insistere.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.
If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition!
That team took out the Soviet Union because we were strong and insistent. With Ronald Reagan our friends knew that we had their backs and our enemies feared us. And we were strong and resolute.
They're all representative of the strength and the unity and the love that exists in the community and in this community, despite the pain and the heartache that they're feeling, they could not have been more inspiring and more proud of their loved ones and more insistent that something good comes out of this tragedy.
Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat
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