insistent


in·sis·tent

adjective \in-ˈsis-tənt\

: demanding that something happen or that someone do something

: happening for a long time and very difficult to ignore

Full Definition of INSISTENT

1
:  disposed to insist :  persistent
2
:  compelling attention <the insistent pounding of the waves>
in·sis·tent·ly adverb

Examples of INSISTENT

  1. We listened to the insistent crashing of waves on the beach.
  2. <Margaret Sanger is remembered as an insistent crusader for birth control.>

Origin of INSISTENT

Latin insistent-, insistens, present participle of insistere
First Known Use: 1868

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