importunacy

[im-pawr-chuh-nuh-see]
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noun

the quality or condition of being importunate; importunateness.

Nearby words

  1. important,
  2. importation,
  3. imported currantworm,
  4. importee,
  5. importer,
  6. importunate,
  7. importunately,
  8. importune,
  9. importunity,
  10. impose

Origin of importunacy

First recorded in 1540–50; importun(ate) + -acy

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Examples from the Web for importunacy

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

  • 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