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

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

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“Overinsistent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overinsistent. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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