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

:  the act or an instance of insisting
:  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


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