importunity

[im-pawr-too-ni-tee, -tyoo-]
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noun, plural im·por·tu·ni·ties for 2.
  1. the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation.
  2. importunities, importunate solicitations or demands.

Origin of importunity

1425–75; late Middle English importunite < Latin importūnitās. See importune, -ity
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Word Origin and History for importunity
n.

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).

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