[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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