insistence

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noun in·sis·tence \in-ˈsi-stən(t)s\

Definition of insistence

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of insisting

  2. 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

15th Century

First Known Use of insistence

15th century


INSISTENCE Defined for English Language Learners

insistence

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noun in·sis·tence \in-ˈsi-stən(t)s\

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

  1. :  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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