importunateness

importunate

[im-pawr-chuh-nit]
adjective
1.
urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so.
2.
pertinacious, as solicitations or demands.
3.
troublesome; annoying: importunate demands from the children for attention.

Origin:
1520–30; importune (adj.) + -ate1

importunately, adverb
importunateness, noun
unimportunate, adjective
unimportunately, adverb
unimportunateness, noun
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importunate (ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt)
 
adj
1.  persistent or demanding; insistent
2.  rare troublesome; annoying
 
im'portunately
 
adv
 
im'portunateness
 
n

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importunate
1529, from L. importunus (see importune).
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