insistence


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in·sist

 (ĭn-sĭst′)
v. in·sist·ed, in·sist·ing, in·sists
v.intr.
To be resolute or firm in a demand or course: I insist on paying my share of the expenses.
v.tr.
To assert or demand (something) firmly or persistently: We insist that you stay for dinner.

[Latin īnsistere, to persist : in-, on; see in-2 + sistere, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

in·sis′tence, in·sis′ten·cy n.
in·sist′er n.
in·sist′ing·ly adv.

in•sist•ence

(ɪnˈsɪs təns)

n.
1. the act or fact of insisting.
2. the quality of being insistent.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insistence - continual and persistent demands
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
purism - scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language); "linguistic purisms"
2.insistence - the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
urgency - the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
3.insistence - the act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"
advocacy, protagonism - active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

insistence

noun
1. demand, urging, command, pressing, dictate, entreaty, importunity, insistency She had attended an interview at his insistence.
2. assertion, claim, statement, declaration, contention, persistence, affirmation, pronouncement, reiteration, avowal, attestation her insistence that she wanted to dump her raunchy image

insistence

noun
1. The state or quality of being insistent:
2. Urgent solicitation:
Archaic: instance.
Translations
إصْرار
naléhání
insisteren
BeharrenInsistenz
òrábeiîni
naliehanie
vztrajnost

insistence

[ɪnˈsɪstəns] Ninsistencia f
insistence thatinsistencia en que, empeño en que
his insistence that we should have a drinksu insistencia or su empeño en que tomásemos una copa
his insistence that he had switched the light offsu insistencia or su empeño en que había apagado la luz
at his/her insistenceante su insistencia
insistence on sthinsistencia en algo
his insistence on punctualitysu insistencia en la puntualidad
her great insistence on this pointsu enorme insistencia or su enorme empeño en este punto

insistence

[ɪnˈsɪstəns] ninsistance f
his insistence that → son insistance à vouloir que
at sb's insistence → sous l'insistance de qn
insistence on sth
their insistence on the withdrawal of foreign troops from their territory → leur insistance sur le retrait des troupes étrangères de leur territoire
the school's insistence on wearing uniform at all times → l'insistance de l'école sur le port de l'uniforme en toute circonstances

insistence

nBestehen nt (→ on auf +dat); the accused’s insistence on his innocencedie Unschuldsbeteuerungen des Angeklagten; in spite of his insistence that he was righttrotz seiner beharrlichen Behauptung, recht zu haben; I did it at his insistenceich tat es auf sein Drängen, ich tat es, weil er darauf bestand; I can’t understand his insistence on using or the use of oilich kann nicht verstehen, warum er darauf besteht, dass Öl benutzt wird

insistence

[ɪnˈsɪstns] ninsistenza
at her insistence → dietro sua insistenza, perché lei ha insistito (molto)

insist

(inˈsist) verb
1. (with that or on) to state, emphasize, or hold firmly to (an opinion, plan etc). He insists that I was to blame for the accident; I insisted on driving him home.
2. (often with on or that) to demand or urge. He insists on punctuality/obedience; She insisted on coming with me; He insisted that I should go.
inˈsistence noun
(the act of) insisting. She went to see the doctor at her husband's insistence.
inˈsistent adjective
References in classic literature ?
What was it you had in mind when, in our distress, before Miles came back, over the letter from his school, you said, under my insistence, that you didn't pretend for him that he had not literally EVER been `bad'?
The shopkeepers of the smaller sort, in Geneva, are as troublesome and persistent as are the salesmen of that monster hive in Paris, the Grands Magasins du Louvre--an establishment where ill-mannered pestering, pursuing, and insistence have been reduced to a science.
Godfrey, sorely uncomfortable under this significant insistence about Nancy, and afraid to think where it would end by the time his father had set his usual hospitable example of drinking before and after supper, saw no course open but to turn to Nancy and say, with as little awkwardness as possible--
The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive.
That lyceum has ruined him," she added, remembering the insistence with which the chevalier had spoken of the evils of education in such schools.
The result being that the scent of their pursuers was borne away from them, so they proceeded upon their way in total ignorance of the fact that tireless trackers but little less expert in the mysteries of woodcraft than themselves were dogging their trail with savage insistence.
Louis XIII was struck with this insistence, and began to fancy that this recommendation concealed some mystery.
My heart runs blood whenever I think of it; it is so fresh in my memory that I cannot dismiss it from my thoughts, nor rest for its insistence, although a year has now elapsed since the events took place.
This insistence in using the odious word arises from the fact that a particularly benighted landsman must imagine the act of anchoring as a process of throwing something overboard, whereas the anchor ready for its work is already overboard, and is not thrown over, but simply allowed to fall.
My polite insistence must have had something menacing in it, because he gave in suddenly.
Poyser's shirt-collars, and had borne patiently to have her thread broken three times by Totty pulling at her arm with a sudden insistence that she should look at "Baby," that is, at a large wooden doll with no legs and a long skirt, whose bald head Totty, seated in her small chair at Dinah's side, was caressing and pressing to her fat cheek with much fervour.
Yet (I continued) the Baron's offensive behaviour to me of yesterday (that is to say, the fact of his referring the matter to the General) as well as his insistence that the General should deprive me of my post, had placed me in such a position that I could not well express my regret to him (the Baron) and to his good lady, for the reason that in all probability both he and the Baroness, with the world at large, would imagine that I was doing so merely because I hoped, by my action, to recover my post.