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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 ?
Wearied at last by their importunities, the Government said it would be damned if it gave anything.
Puttest thou the reverend man to use ungracious language to free himself from the importunities of a Jewess?''
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. He ate more than I did, and it was in vain I pointed out that our only chance of life was to stop in the house until the Martians had done with their pit, that in that long patience a time might presently come when we should need food.
At last, yielding to his importunities, I set out for the Ti.
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.
Is it thus you evince your gratitude to our master Pompeius, who, in his condescension, has thought fit to listen to your idolatrous importunities? The god Phoebus, who is a true god, has been charioted for an hour-and were you not to be on the ramparts by sunrise?
It was about the close of the month, that, yielding at length to the urgent importunities of Rose, I accompanied her in a visit to Wildfell Hall.
His lordship conducted the ladies into the vehicle, as he did likewise Mrs Honour, who, after many civilities, and more dear madams, at last yielded to the well-bred importunities of her sister Abigail, and submitted to be complimented with the first ride in the coach; in which indeed she would afterwards have been contented to have pursued her whole journey, had not her mistress, after several fruitless intimations, at length forced her to take her turn on horseback.
He also learned of Rance's continued attentions to her and his importunities for her hand.
Having infused by persistent importunities some sort of heat into the chilly interest of several licensed victuallers (the acquaintances once upon a time of her late unlucky husband), Mrs Verloc's mother had at last secured her admission to certain almshouses founded by a wealthy innkeeper for the destitute widows of the trade.
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.