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Definitions for insistent
ɪnˈsɪs təntin·sis·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insistent, repetitiveadjective

    repetitive and persistent

    "the bluejay's insistent cry"

  2. clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instantadjective

    demanding attention

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


  1. insistentadjective

    Standing or resting on something.

  2. insistentadjective

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

  3. insistentadjective

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

  4. insistentadjective

    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. Etymology: From insistens, participle of insisto.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insistentadjective

    Resting upon any thing.

    Etymology: insistens, Latin.

    The breadth of the substruction must be at least double to the insistent wall. Henry Wotton.


  1. insistent

    Insistent refers to demanding something persistently or stubbornly without giving up, often in an annoying or intrusive manner. It can also refer to a continuous or repetitive emphasis on something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insistentadjective

    standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall

  2. Insistentadjective

    insisting; persistent; persevering

  3. Insistentadjective

    see Incumbent

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

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  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

Examples of insistent in a Sentence

  1. Pirkei Avot:

    The day is short, the task is great, the master is insistent. It is not your duty to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it…

  2. Boris Johnson:

    One column a week was absorbing enough money to pay for what, five reporters ? the constant history of the Telegraph over the last 15 years has been cuts to editorial because the owners are insistent the company had to hit the profit target, And yet you've also got him sitting in the middle of your budget, this line item of £ 275,000 per year for one column a week.

  3. Robert Collier:

    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

  4. 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.

  5. Lao Tzu:

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

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    A proprietary
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