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importunacy

[im-pawr-chuh-nuh-see]
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  1. the quality or condition of being importunate; importunateness.
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Origin of importunacy

First recorded in 1540–50; importun(ate) + -acy
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Examples from the Web for importunacy

Historical Examples

  • Though he still winced from the recollection, he was sorry that he had resisted the importunacy of Basil's apology.

    The Christmas Miracle

    Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)

  • That which great men most detest, namely, importunacy; to this the Giver and the Forgiver Encourages his sick petitioners!

    Biographia Epistolaris Volume 2

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Dear Krehbiel,—Please dont let my importunacy urge you to write when you have little time and leisure.