importunate


im·por·tu·nate

adjective \im-ˈpr-chə-nət, -ty-nət\

: making repeated or annoying requests or demands

: causing annoyance or trouble

Full Definition of IMPORTUNATE

1
:  troublesomely urgent :  overly persistent in request or demand <importunate creditors>
2
im·por·tu·nate·ly adverb
im·por·tu·nate·ness noun

Examples of IMPORTUNATE

  1. <the demands of the chairmanship were becoming too importunate for me to continue without an assistant>

First Known Use of IMPORTUNATE

1528

Rhymes with IMPORTUNATE

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