Examples of insistent in a sentence
We listened to the insistent crashing of waves on the beach.
<Margaret Sanger is remembered as an insistent crusader for birth control.>
Origin and Etymology of insistent
Latin insistent-, insistens, present participle of insistere
First Known Use: 1868
INSISTENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insistent for English Language Learners
: demanding that something happen or that someone do something
: happening for a long time and very difficult to ignore
INSISTENT Defined for Kids
Definition of insistent for Students
: demanding that something happen or that someone act in a certain way <He was insistent that I stay overnight.>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up insistent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).