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[im-pawr-chuh-nuh-see] /ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nə si/
the quality or condition of being importunate; importunateness.
Origin of importunacy
First recorded in 1540-50; importun(ate) + -acy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • 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)
  • Dear Krehbiel,—Please dont let my importunacy urge you to write when you have little time and leisure.

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