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in·sis·tent

 (ĭn-sĭs′tənt)
adj.
1. Firm in asserting a demand or an opinion; unyielding.
2. Demanding attention or a response: insistent hunger.
3. Repetitive and persistent: the jay's insistent cry.

in·sis′tent·ly adv.

insistent

(ɪnˈsɪstənt)
adj
1. making continual and persistent demands
2. demanding notice or attention; compelling: the insistent cry of a bird.
inˈsistence, inˈsistency n
inˈsistently adv

in•sist•ent

(ɪnˈsɪs tənt)

adj.
1. emphatic in dwelling upon or maintaining something; persistent.
2. compelling attention or notice: an insistent tone.
[1615–25; < Latin]
in•sist′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insistent - repetitive and persistent; "the bluejay's insistent cry"
continual - occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters"
2.insistent - demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"

insistent

adjective
2. persistent, repeated, constant, repetitive, incessant, unremitting the insistent rhythms of dance music

insistent

adjective
1. Firm or obstinate, as in making a demand or maintaining a stand:
2. Bold and definite in character:
Translations
مُصِر، مُلِح، لَجوج
naléhavý
insisterende
eftirgangsharîur; òrálátur
vztrajen
direnenısrar eden

insistent

[ɪnˈsɪstənt] ADJ [person, demands, questions] → insistente
to be insistent thatinsistir en que
he was insistent that we should have a drinkinsistió en que tomásemos una copa
he was insistent that he had switched the light offinsistía en que había apagado la luz
to be insistent about sthinsistir en algo
she was insistent about leaving at seveninsistió en salir a las siete
to be insistent on sthinsistir en algo
she is most insistent on this pointinsiste mucho en este punto
we could hear the insistent ringing of a telephone in another roompodríamos oír el insistente sonido de un teléfono en otra habitación
in an insistent tonecon un tono apremiante

insistent

[ɪnˈsɪstənt] adj
(= determined) [person] → insistant(e)
to be insistent that → insister pour que ... + subj
She had been insistent that the matter be resolved quickly → Elle avait insisté pour que les choses soient réglées rapidement.
(= continual) [noise, rhythm] → insistant(e)
the phone's insistent ringing → la sonnerie insistante du téléphone

insistent

adj
personbeharrlich, hartnäckig; salesman etcaufdringlich; I didn’t want to but he was insistent (that …)ich wollte eigentlich nicht, aber er bestand or beharrte darauf (, dass …); he was most insistent about iter beharrte or bestand hartnäckig darauf
(= urgent) demand, tonenachdrücklich, penetrant (pej); rhythmaufdringlich; ringingpenetrant (pej); (= constant)unaufhörlich

insistent

[ɪnˈsɪstnt] adjinsistente

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 ?
The hard insistent thing in Jesse Bentley that had kept the people in the house silent and timid and that had never been dispelled by the presence of the girl Louise was ap- parently swept away by the coming of the boy.
Cutter had been so insistent in regard to these details that now she felt uncomfortable about staying there alone.
It will be a movement beginning in the far-off past, a thing obscure and unhonored, a thing easy to ridicule, easy to despise; a thing unlovely, wearing the aspect of vengeance and hate--but to you, the working-man, the wage-slave, calling with a voice insistent, imperious--with a voice that you cannot escape, wherever upon the earth you may be
By his insistent enterprise he made Stockholm the best telephoned city outside of the United States.
My hunger was at a stride so insistent that it moved me to action.
Of that she was positive, and a brave little smile swimming up from her troubled heart, she set about, with much energy, to achieve order, valiantly fighting back her insistent tears as she worked.
But it was a sharp, insistent knocking, and forced itself upon his attention.
The statement was insignificant enough, and Archer was about to frame an assent when his words were checked by something mysterious yet illuminating in his visitor's insistent gaze.
He could not deny this, but at the end of that time he became more insistent.
But when he would have entered the blackness of the undergrowth they tried to dissuade him; and the wagerer was most insistent of all that he abandon his foolhardy venture.
He was very insistent upon this point, and made me promise it faithfully.
But really there were no fixed prices, and insistent boys could get bicycles and the thrill of danger for an hour for so low a sum as threepence, provided they could convince Grubb that that was all they had.