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Related to insistency: consistency
v. in·sist·ed, in·sist·ing, in·sists
To be resolute or firm in a demand or course: I insist on paying my share of the expenses.
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.
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1. the act or fact of insisting.
2. the quality of being insistent.
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|Noun||1.||insistency - 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
|2.||insistency - the act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"|
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