in·​sis·​ten·​cy | \ in-ˈsi-stən(t)-sē How to pronounce insistency (audio) \
plural insistencies

Definition of insistency

Examples of insistency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Framed in profile, Mr. Lindon delivers his lines with a stubborn insistency that feels two objections away from becoming something more volatile. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Measure of a Man,’ a Tale of a Man’s Lost Labor," 14 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of insistency

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Insistency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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