overinsistent

adjective
over·in·sis·tent | \ˌō-vər-in-ˈsi-stənt \

Definition of overinsistent 

1 : insisting too much : too insistent … parents who have been overinsistent about the exact regulation of their children's religious beliefs and deportment …— Edward S. Martin

2 : too prominent or noticeable (as because of repetition) : obtrusive They're both lame, formulaic sitcoms driven by an overinsistent laugh track.— Ted Cox … the … vice (so common among millionaire rock stars of a certain age) of overpolished production and overinsistent percussion.— James Delingpole

First Known Use of overinsistent

1888 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about overinsistent

Share overinsistent

Statistics for overinsistent

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for overinsistent

The first known use of overinsistent was in 1888

See more words from the same year

Comments on overinsistent

What made you want to look up overinsistent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!