What does insistence mean?

Definitions for insistence
ɪnˈsɪs tənsin·sis·tence

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word insistence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insistence, insistingnoun

    continual and persistent demands

  2. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressurenoun

    the state of demanding notice or attention

    "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"

  3. insistence, insistencynoun

    the act of insisting on something

    "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"


  1. insistencenoun

    the state of being insistent

  2. insistencenoun

    an urgent demand

  3. insistencenoun

    The forcing of an attack through the parry, using strength


  1. insistence

    Hundreds of Empire ships were employed by the Government of the United Kingdom. They were acquired from a number of sources: many were built for the government; others obtained from the United States; still others were captured or seized from enemy powers. Empire ships were mostly used during World War II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), which owned the ships but contracted out their management to various shipping lines; however, some ships requisitioned during the Suez Crisis were also named as Empire ships. Most Empire ships have since been lost or scrapped; however a few still remain in active service or preserved.


  1. insistence

    Insistence refers to an act of demanding or stating something firmly and persistently, typically without leaving room for disagreement or refusal. It often involves continuing to repeat or assert an action, statement, or belief even when faced with opposition or skepticism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insistencenoun

    the quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insistence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insistence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of insistence in a Sentence

  1. James Hart:

    She turned over one morning and said, ‘I think you might be gay,’ and I was very defensive and in denial in some deep way. But then we began to explore together and see what we could find out together and see if we could have a marriage that could last through that news. We tried very hard, more credit to her than me because she wasn’t frightened like I was. She wasn’t afraid of it… One of the wonders of Carly is her insistence on truth in a rather vigorous way.

  2. Visions of Gregorian Chants:

    From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.

  3. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

    At this point, the only major outstanding issue is Republicans' insistence on raising the export ban on crude oil. We've made very clear to Republicans that if they want this ... there must be included in this policies to reduce our carbon emissions and encourage renewable energy.

  4. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    The blind insistence of cuts (in pensions) in a country with a 25 percent unemployment rate and where half of all the young people are unemployed will only cause a further worsening of the already dramatic social situation.

  5. Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    This bipartisan legislation takes us a long way down the road in meeting the needs of the American people, while the compromise does not go as far as our Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, thanks to the unity and insistence of Senate and House Democrats, the bill has moved a great deal closer to America's workers.

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