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insistence

noun in·sis·tence \in-ˈsis-tən(t)s\

: the act of demanding something or saying something in a way that does not allow disagreement

: the quality or state of being insistent

Full Definition of INSISTENCE

1
:  the act or an instance of insisting
2
:  the quality or state of being insistent :  urgency

Examples of INSISTENCE

  1. He spoke with great insistence of the need for reform.
  2. the insistence of the crashing waves

First Known Use of INSISTENCE

15th century

Rhymes with INSISTENCE

INSISTENCE Defined for Kids

insistence

noun in·sis·tence \in-ˈsi-stəns\

Definition of INSISTENCE for Kids

:  the quality or state of being demanding about something <… his insistence on perfection had lost him many a well-paid commission. — Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard>

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