Insistent



[in-sis-tuh nt] /ɪnˈsɪs tənt/

adjective
1.
earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent; pertinacious.
2.
compelling attention or notice:
an insistent tone.
/ɪnˈsɪstənt/
adjective
1.
making continual and persistent demands
2.
demanding notice or attention; compelling: the insistent cry of a bird
adj.

1620s, “standing on something,” from Latin insistentem (nominative insistens), present participle of insistere (see insist). Meaning “dwelling firmly on something asserted” is from 1868. Related: Insistently.

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