[ 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

Words Nearby importunity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use importunity in a sentence

  • Bruce, however, sternly refused to disorder his array, but at last yielded to his importunity.

    King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
  • To give is to act; we do not suffer any pains by our liberality, nor by yielding to the importunity or necessity of postulants.

  • Meta was sure that Norman had known it the whole time, and he owned to having guessed it from Harry's importunity for the search.

    The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
  • Cuthbert's importunity in the matter is clearly set forth in60 a deposition by Henry Johnson, one of Alleyn's tenants.

    Shakespearean Playhouses | Joseph Quincy Adams
  • But this was almost certainly a bronze lamp in the form of a bird, which they produced to appease her importunity.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram