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insistent

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪstənt/

Translation of insistent in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (persistent) insistente the salesman was very insistent el vendedor insistió mucho to be insistent that insistir en que she was most insistent that you should visit her/that she hadn't done it insistió mucho en que la visitaras/en que no lo había hecho 1.2 (urgent, pressing) [need] apremiante
    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.
    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.

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