importunity

noun
im·​por·​tu·​ni·​ty | \ ˌim-pər-ˈtü-nə-tē How to pronounce importunity (audio) , -ˈtyü- \
plural importunities

Definition of importunity

1 : the quality or state of being importunate
2 : an importunate request or demand

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Examples of importunity in a Sentence

overwhelmed by the often conflicting importunities of pressure groups

First Known Use of importunity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Importunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/importunity. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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