overinsistent

adjective over·in·sis·tent \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈsi-stənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


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