[ in-sis-tuh nt ]
/ ɪnˈsɪs tənt /


earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent; pertinacious.
compelling attention or notice: an insistent tone.

Origin of insistent

1615–25; < Latin insistent- (stem of in-sistēns), present participle of insistere. See insist, -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for insistent

/ (ɪnˈsɪstənt) /


making continual and persistent demands
demanding notice or attention; compellingthe insistent cry of a bird

Derived forms of insistent

insistence or insistency, nouninsistently, adverb
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