Definition of insistent in English:

insistent

Line breaks: in¦sist|ent
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪst(ə)nt
 
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adjective

1Insisting on 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, obstinate, dogged, unrelenting, unfaltering, unwavering, inexorable; demanding, urgent, pressing; emphatic, determined, firm, assertive, decided, resolute, resolved
informal pushy
2Continuing in a prolonged and demanding way: a telephone started ringing, loud and insistent
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  • 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, iterative, repeated, repetitive; clamorous, vociferous, loud, noisy, obtrusive, intrusive

Derivatives

insistently

adverb
More example sentences
  • He cannot understand why he is so sad but the film all too insistently offers a complete explanation.
  • They reject and demonize it, while insistently asserting their pride in their own superiority.
  • Lee's insistently flat pictorial fields are for the first time riddled with nervous energy.

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