[ im-pawr-chuh-nuh-see ]

  1. the quality or condition of being importunate; importunateness.

Origin of importunacy

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

Words Nearby importunacy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use importunacy in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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)
  • Her negation was so definite that they forbore futile importunacy.

    The Ordeal | Charles Egbert Craddock