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importunity

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

Definition of importunity

plural im·por·tu·ni·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being importunate

  2. 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>



15th Century

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15th century

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