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

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, 14 Apr. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of insistency was in 1859

Dictionary Entries Near insistency

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“Insistency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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