Importunately



[im-pawr-chuh-nit] /ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nɪt/

adjective
1.
urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so.
2.
pertinacious, as solicitations or demands.
3.
troublesome; annoying:
importunate demands from the children for attention.
/ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt/
adjective
1.
persistent or demanding; insistent
2.
(rare) troublesome; annoying
adj.

1520s, from importune + -ate, or else from Medieval Latin importunatus, past participle of importunari. Related: Importunately (mid-15c.).

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