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insistent

[ in-sis-tuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈsɪs tənt /
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adjective
earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent; pertinacious.
compelling attention or notice: an insistent tone.
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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

insistent
/ (ɪnˈsɪstənt) /

adjective
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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