Definition of insistent in English:

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insistent

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪst(ə)nt/

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
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
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, iterative, repeated, repetitive;
clamorous, vociferous, loud, noisy, obtrusive, intrusive

Words that rhyme with insistent

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

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