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importunate

[ im-pawr-chuh-nit ]
/ ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nɪt /
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adjective
urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so.
pertinacious, as solicitations or demands.
troublesome; annoying: importunate demands from the children for attention.
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Origin of importunate

1520–30; importune (adj.) + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for importunate

importunate
/ (ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt) /

adjective
persistent or demanding; insistent
rare troublesome; annoying

Derived forms of importunate

importunately, adverbimportunateness, noun
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