overinsistent

adjective

over·​in·​sis·​tent ˌō-vər-in-ˈsi-stənt How to pronounce overinsistent (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overinsistent was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Overinsistent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overinsistent. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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