insistence

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noun in·sis·tence \ in-ˈsi-stən(t)s \

Definition of insistence

1 :the act or an instance of insisting
2 :the quality or state of being insistent :urgency

Examples of insistence in a Sentence

  1. He spoke with great insistence of the need for reform.

  2. the insistence of the crashing waves

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First Known Use of insistence

15th century


INSISTENCE Defined for English Language Learners

insistence

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Definition of insistence for English Language Learners

  • : the act of demanding something or saying something in a way that does not allow disagreement

  • : the quality or state of being insistent


INSISTENCE Defined for Kids

insistence

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noun in·sis·tence \ in-ˈsi-stəns \

Definition of insistence for Students

:the quality or state of being demanding about something
  • … his insistence on perfection had lost him many a well-paid commission.
  • —Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard


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