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insistent

[in-sis-tuh nt] /ɪnˈsɪs tənt/
adjective
1.
earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent; pertinacious.
2.
compelling attention or notice:
an insistent tone.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin insistent- (stem of in-sistēns), present participle of insistere. See insist, -ent
Related forms
insistently, adverb
noninsistent, adjective
overinsistent, adjective
overinsistently, adverb
quasi-insistent, adjective
quasi-insistently, adverb
superinsistent, adjective
superinsistently, adverb
uninsistent, adjective
uninsistently, adverb
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insistent

/ɪnˈsɪstənt/
adjective
1.
making continual and persistent demands
2.
demanding notice or attention; compelling: the insistent cry of a bird
Derived Forms
insistence, insistency, noun
insistently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-insistent

insistent

adj.

1620s, "standing on something," from Latin insistentem (nominative insistens), present participle of insistere (see insist). Meaning "dwelling firmly on something asserted" is from 1868. Related: Insistently.

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