[ in-sis-tuhn-see ]
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noun,plural in·sist·en·cies.

Origin of insistency

First recorded in 1855–60; insist + -ency

Other words from insistency

  • non·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.

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

How to use insistency in a sentence

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

  • But she had such a way of nagging insistency; and he was really a weak man.

  • There was a compelling insistency in the sound and, with a muttered imprecation, he jerked the receiver from the hook.

    The Promise | James B. Hendryx
  • At the sound of it the primeval lover, newly renascent in Mr. Strumley's breast, cowed before the power of genitorial insistency.

    Golden Stories | Various
  • One object, in particular, is mentioned with insistency by nearly all the chronicles, both Mussulman and Christian.