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importunity

[ im-pawr-too-ni-tee, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɪm pɔrˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu- /
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noun, plural im·por·tu·ni·ties for 2.

the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation.
importunities, importunate solicitations or demands.

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Origin of importunity

1425–75; late Middle English importunite<Latin importūnitās.See importune, -ity
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