noun, plural im·por·tu·ni·ties for 2.
Origin of importunity
Related Words for importunityemphasis, persistence, urging, seriousness, pressure, necessity, desperation, claim, requirement, use, sale, trade, application, call, interest, insistence, need, appeal, order, wish
Examples from the Web for importunity
Historical Examples of importunity
This is the importunity He teaches, and we must learn: to claim and take the blessing.
That was importunity, that would rather die than not have his people given him.
In the former you have the importunity that claims and receives an immediate answer.
"Supposed to mind their own business," said Hal, exasperated with the man's importunity.Australia Revenged
But he persevered in his request, and wrung from him by his importunity what his deserts could not get.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
early 15c., "persistence, insistence; over-eagerness," from Middle French importunité (14c.), from Latin importunitatem (nominative importunitas) "unsuitableness; unmannerliness, incivility," from importunus "unfit, troublesome" (see importune).