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insistence

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

noun

[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.
Synonyms
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

Derivatives

insistency

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noun
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.

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