: compelling attention <the insistent pounding of the waves>
— in·sis·tent·ly adverb
Examples of INSISTENT
- We listened to the insistent crashing of waves on the beach.
- <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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