Definition of insistent in English:

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insistent

Pronunciation: /inˈsistənt/

adjective

1Insisting or demanding something; not allowing refusal: Tony’s soft, insistent questioning [with clause]: she was very insistent that I call her
More example sentences
  • They are also having great fun, absorbed in what they are doing, breaking off only to fire insistent questions at their teacher.
  • Despite Jake's insistent questions, he refused to explain the purchases.
  • Xavier's case has yet to be resolved and he is insistent that he did not knowingly take any banned drugs.
Synonyms
persistent, determined, adamant, importunate, tenacious, unyielding, dogged, unrelenting, tireless, inexorable;
demanding, pushy, forceful, urgent;
clamorous, vociferous;
1.1Regular and repeated, and demanding attention: a telephone started ringing, loud and insistent
More example sentences
  • Rena turns to Greg, demanding him to be silent with her insistent, steady glare.
  • It seems that at the heart of the Universe there is a steady, insistent beat.
  • It wasn't a friendly sounding knock, but an insistent one, that demanded attention.
Synonyms
incessant, constant, unremitting, repetitive;
obtrusive, intrusive, loud

Words that rhyme with insistent

assistant, coexistent, consistent, distant, equidistant, existent, persistent, resistant, subsistent, water-resistant

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Syllabification: in·sist·ent

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