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insistence Line breaks: in¦sist|ence
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪst(ə)ns/

Definition of insistence in English:


[mass noun]
The fact or quality of insisting that something is the case or should be done: Alison’s insistence on doing the washing-up straight after the meal
More example sentences
  • Their insistence on quality has struck a particularly strong chord with older customers.
  • What made Silicon Alley special was its insistence that content is king.
  • He is uncompromising in his insistence on seeing the world from his own perspective and never pandering to audiences.
demand, bidding, command, dictate, instruction, requirement, request, entreaty, urging, exhortation, importuning
informal say-so, arm-twisting
literary behest, hest
assertion, declaration, contention, statement, claim, proclamation, announcement, pronouncement, assurance, attestation, affirmation, avowal, averment, profession, swearing, emphasis, stress
rare maintenance, asseveration


Example sentences
  • It was the first Cannes Film Festival of the new century, but it felt more like an end than a beginning, as the past returned, in film after film, with weight and insistency.
  • But it is becoming apparent that these are all eclipsed by the English game's insistency on burying its head in the sand and claiming it's all okay, really.
  • I'm not a Wings fan really, but I quite like the pulsating insistency and the layered backing vocals.

Words that rhyme with insistence

assistance, coexistence, consistence, distance, existence, outdistance, persistence, resistance, subsistence
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