importunity


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im·por·tu·ni·ty

 (ĭm′pôr-to͞o′nĭ-tē, -tyo͞o′-)
n. pl. im·por·tun·i·ties
1. An importunate request; an insistent or pressing demand.
2. The quality of being importunate.

im•por•tu•ni•ty

(ˌɪm pɔrˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being importunate.
2. an importunate solicitation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.importunity - insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"
solicitation - an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief"
Translations

importunity

[ˌɪmpɔːˈtjuːnɪtɪ] N (frm) → importunidad f

importunity

n
(= demand, request)unverschämte Bitte

importunity

[ˌɪmpɔːˈtjuːnɪtɪ] n (frm) → insistenze fpl
References in classic literature ?
And to the importunity of their persisted questionings he had finally given in; and so it came to pass that every one now knew the shameful story of his wretched fate.
For bribes come but now and then; but if importunity, or idle respects, lead a man, he shall never be without.
The conversation ended by the count, who wished to be generous and to avoid further importunity, saying that he would give a note of hand for eighty thousand rubles.
But now in this hateful age of ours not one is safe, not though some new labyrinth like that of Crete conceal and surround her; even there the pestilence of gallantry will make its way to them through chinks or on the air by the zeal of its accursed importunity, and, despite of all seclusion, lead them to ruin.
She was struck dumb at this suggestion, and could not tell what to say or to think; but, laying aside the supposition as a policy of mine, continued her importunity on account of her son, and, if possible, to make up the breach between us two.
I have run away from home partly to escape the importunity of these little wretches
It said that this trend was prevailing in mainly urban areas due to lack of job opportunities for those who spend their sixteen years in education but fail to get any job while on other hand those who get study from technical institutions avail job importunity easily.
However, a defendant, after asserting the right to remain silent, may subsequently be questioned and those statements admitted into evidence as long as additional Miranda warnings are given and "the subsequent statement is not the product of 'continued importunity or coercive interrogation in the guise of a request for reconsideration.
26) Again, in a later essay in The Plain Speaker (1826), Hazlitt returns to this "over-weening importunity of the imagination," (27) making it the particular mark of Shakespeare's genius that he so finely and copiously illustrates such importunity:
We must pick our way among the remains, wrestle with and conjure the ghosts of the past, play them with patient importunity in order to reconstruct the best story we can" (69).
The choice of "wanderer" over a word that makes a profession out of importunity, not to mention the emphasis on the book containing only selected material, helps Smith and his collaborator, the antiquarian Francis Douce, give a particularly charming turn to a normally grim aspect of contemporary life in the capital.
No flattery could induce him to attend to unjust petitions, and though that ductility of mind, which may be wrought upon by the impudence of importunity is by some called good nature, he considered it the greatest disgrace.