importunate


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im·por·tu·nate

 (ĭm-pôr′chə-nĭt)
adj.
Troublesomely urgent or persistent in requesting; pressingly entreating: an importunate job seeker.

im·por′tu·nate·ly adv.
im·por′tu·nate·ness n.

importunate

(ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt)
adj
1. persistent or demanding; insistent
2. rare troublesome; annoying
imˈportunately adv
imˈportunateness n

im•por•tu•nate

(ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nɪt)

adj.
1. overly urgent or persistent in solicitation.
2. troublesome.
[1520–30]
im•por′tu•nate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.importunate - expressing earnest entreaty; "an importunate job applicant"

importunate

adjective (Formal) persistent, demanding, pressing, dogged, earnest, troublesome, insistent, solicitous, clamorous, exigent, pertinacious, clamant His secretary shielded him from importunate visitors.

importunate

adjective
Firm or obstinate, as in making a demand or maintaining a stand:
Translations

importunate

[ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt] ADJ [demand] → importuno; [person] → pertinaz

importunate

adjaufdringlich; salesman also, creditor, demandhartnäckig, beharrlich

importunate

[ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt] adj (frm) → importuno/a
References in classic literature ?
Dimmesdale's flock, were alike importunate that he should make trial of the physician's frankly offered skill.
They were never importunate and yet never listless.
Among these importunate signs was one that had caught the attention of the family by its pictures.
MADAME, seeing me pacific and unresentful, no doubt judged that I was deceived by her excuse; for her fright dissolved away, and she was soon so importunate to have me give an exhibition and kill somebody, that the thing grew to be embarrassing.
With her children they were in continual raptures, extolling their beauty, courting their notice, and humouring their whims; and such of their time as could be spared from the importunate demands which this politeness made on it, was spent in admiration of whatever her ladyship was doing, if she happened to be doing any thing, or in taking patterns of some elegant new dress, in which her appearance the day before had thrown them into unceasing delight.
I could no longer talk or laugh freely when he was by, because a tiresomely importunate instinct reminded me that vivacity (at least in me) was distasteful to him.
I muttered, knocking my knuckles through the glass, and stretching an arm out to seize the importunate branch; instead of which, my fingers closed on the fingers of a little, ice-cold hand
Mama is blameless,' she went on, 'of having ever urged you for herself, and she is blameless in intention every way, I am sure, - but when I saw how many importunate claims were pressed upon you in my name; how you were traded on in my name; how generous you were, and how Mr.
Godfrey Cass was looking forward to this New Year's Eve with a foolish reckless longing, that made him half deaf to his importunate companion, Anxiety.
At last the feeling on my side became so importunate that I could no longer keep silence.
The King, startled at this discourse, denied that he had given any such orders, and was very importunate to know the author of our intelligence, but finding me determined not to discover him, he sent me away with a promise that for the future we should be furnished with everything we wanted, and indeed that same day we bought three goats for about a crown, and some honey, and found ourselves better treated than before.
Mademoiselle, you will not, I trust, think my eagerness importunate.