What does insistent mean?

Definitions for insistentɪnˈsɪs tənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insistent.

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"

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

  4. Origin: [L. insistens, -entis, p. pr. of insistere.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insistent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insistent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lao Tzu:

    One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition!

  3. Julie Churchill:

    If pet parents are insistent on feeding raw, I try to steer them toward raw pet foods that have undergone high-pressure pasteurization to decrease the risk of pathogenic bacteria.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    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.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of insistent

  1. insistentinsistentinsistent


Translations for insistent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for insistent »

Translation

Find a translation for the insistent definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these insistent definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"insistent." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 19 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/insistent>.

Are we missing a good definition for insistent? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for insistent:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.