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importunity

[im-pawr-too-ni-tee, -tyoo-] /ˌɪm pɔrˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
noun, plural importunities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation.
2.
importunities, importunate solicitations or demands.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English importunite < Latin importūnitās. See importune, -ity
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  • Thirst and other importunities of the body are seemingly accentuated by alighting after protracted periods of riding.
Word Origin and History for importunities

importunity

n.

early 15c., "persistence, insistence; over-eagerness," from Middle French importunité (14c.), from Latin importunitatem (nominative importunitas) "unsuitableness; unmannerliness, incivility," from importunus "unfit, troublesome" (see importune).

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