importunity

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

Definition of importunity

plural

importunities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being importunate

  2. 2 :  an importunate request or demand

Examples of importunity in a Sentence

  1. overwhelmed by the often conflicting importunities of pressure groups

First Known Use of importunity

15th century



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