[in-sis-tuh ns]


the act or fact of insisting.
the quality of being insistent.

Origin of insistence

First recorded in 1605–15; insist + -ence
Related formsnon·in·sist·ence, nouno·ver·in·sist·ence, nounsu·per·in·sist·ence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for insistence

mid-15c., from Middle French insister (see insist) + -ence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper