verb (used with object), im·por·tuned, im·por·tun·ing.
verb (used without object), im·por·tuned, im·por·tun·ing.
Words nearby importune
Origin of importune
OTHER WORDS FROM importuneim·por·tune·ly, adverbim·por·tun·er, nounun·im·por·tuned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for importune
I beg, plead, implore, importune: Get some spokespeople out there for the cause who are just regular Americans.
Do not importune a gentleman to buy of you; and do not charge an extortionate price for a trifling article.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
I fear to importune you by the length of this letter; but you will pardon me the liberty I take.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
Imagine, then, how strenuously they importune the saints who can do so much with so little exertion!King of Camargue|Jean Aicard
British Dictionary definitions for importune
- to anger or annoy
- to force; impel