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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 ?
Certainly, if Fluffy had not poked an insistent paw and nose against Pollyanna's unlatched door, the door would not have swung noiselessly open on its hinges until it stood perhaps a foot ajar; and if the door had not been open, Pollyanna would not have heard her aunt's words.
The many messages for food which they sent to Martin forced him to spring out of bed and hurry to them, for nothing is as unbearably insistent as a barn and yard full of living things clamoring their determination to have something to eat.
Cutter had been so insistent in regard to these details that now she felt uncomfortable about staying there alone.
But if even one of the innumerable causes of the act is known to us we recognize a certain element of necessity and are less insistent on punishment for the crime, or the acknowledgment of the merit of the virtuous act, or the freedom of the apparently original action.
After all, the true seeing is within; and painting stares at you with an insistent imperfection.
He ate burnt flesh when he would have preferred it raw and unspoiled, and he brought down game with arrow or spear when he would far rather have leaped upon it from ambush and sunk his strong teeth in its jugular; but at last the call of the milk of the savage mother that had suckled him in infancy rose to an insistent demand--he craved the hot blood of a fresh kill and his muscles yearned to pit themselves against the savage jungle in the battle for existence that had been his sole birthright for the first twenty years of his life.
In his insistent crawling toward the light, he discovered in her a nose that with a sharp nudge administered rebuke, and later, a paw, that crushed him down and rolled him over and over with swift, calculating stroke.
HE had a dreamy, far-away look in his eyes, and his sad, insistent voice, gentle-spoken as a maid's, seemed the placid embodiment of some deep-seated melancholy.
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.
My hunger was at a stride so insistent that it moved me to action.
The cry of youth was insistent, and he saw the beautiful thing before him only with his eyes.
She got me to buy a model of Canterbury Cathedral once, she was so insistent, and Porthos gave me his mind about it when we got home.