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insistency

[in-sis-tuh n-see]
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noun, plural in·sist·en·cies.
  1. insistence.
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Origin of insistency

First recorded in 1855–60; insist + -ency
Related formsnon·in·sist·en·cy, noun, plural non·in·sist·en·cies.o·ver·in·sist·en·cy, noun, plural o·ver·in·sist·en·cies.
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Related Words

perseverancepersistencyemphasispressingurgingpersistenceimportunity

Examples from the Web for insistency

Historical Examples

  • If his cause is just we gain by his insistency and determination.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)

    W. Grant Hague

  • His questions and his insistency on certain points told me that he had some theory.

    Christopher Quarles

    Percy James Brebner

  • The King's terrible reply to Montmorency's insistency is well known.

  • Overcome by the insistency of Barrot and the rest of us, Rmusat one evening yielded.

  • The insistency of the seventh is felt in the strong measures with the words, "oh let us in, oh, let us in."