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importunate

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adjective im·por·tu·nate \im-ˈpȯr-chə-nət, -tyu̇-nət\

Simple Definition of importunate

  • : making repeated or annoying requests or demands

  • : causing annoyance or trouble

Full Definition of importunate

  1. 1 :  troublesomely urgent :  overly persistent in request or demand <importunate creditors>

  2. 2 :  troublesome

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>



1528

First Known Use of importunate

1528

Rhymes with importunate



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