importunity


im·por·tu·ni·ty

noun \ˌim-pər-ˈtü-nə-tē, -ˈtyü-\
plural im·por·tu·ni·ties

Definition of IMPORTUNITY

1
:  the quality or state of being importunate
2
:  an importunate request or demand

Examples of IMPORTUNITY

  1. <overwhelmed by the often conflicting importunities of pressure groups>
  2. <resented the importunity of those door-to-door Bible-thumpers>

First Known Use of IMPORTUNITY

15th century

Rhymes with IMPORTUNITY

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