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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 ?
The heaviest load on his mind, after his conversation with the trader, lay in the foreseen necessity of breaking to his wife the arrangement contemplated,--meeting the importunities and opposition which he knew he should have reason to encounter.
Puttest thou the reverend man to use ungracious language to free himself from the importunities of a Jewess?
Sick of her importunities, these words will goad me to fury.
The cries of the nation and the importunities of their representatives have, upon various occasions, dragged their monarchs into war, or continued them in it, contrary to their inclinations, and sometimes contrary to the real interests of the State.
With this added incentive I nearly drove Sola distracted by my importunities to hasten on my education and within a few more days I had mastered the Martian tongue sufficiently well to enable me to carry on a passable conversation and to fully understand practically all that I heard.
And I would sit in the darkness unable to keep my mind off him by reason of his importunities.
The movable bridges, the agitated sailors, the noise of the water on the pebbles, the cries and importunities of those who wait upon the shores, are multiplied details of that sensation which is summed up in one single result -- hesitation.
Their wants being supplied, they ceased all further traffic, much to the dissatisfaction of the Crows, who became extremely urgent to continue the trade, and, finding their importunities of no avail, assumed an insolent and menacing tone.
If I have candidly narrated the importunities, the indelicacies, of which my desire to possess myself of Jeffrey Aspern's papers had rendered me capable I need not shrink from confessing this last indiscretion.
This was the man from whom Madame Olenska was avowedly flying: the question was whether she had fled because his importunities displeased her, or because she did not wholly trust herself to resist them; unless, indeed, all her talk of flight had been a blind, and her departure no more than a manoeuvre.
About this time Zat Arras renewed his importunities for her hand in marriage.
He was not saying angrily within himself that he had made a profound mistake; but the mistake was at work in him like a recognized chronic disease, mingling its uneasy importunities with every prospect, and enfeebling every thought.