- insistent 1620s, "standing on something," from L. insistentem (nom. insistens), prp. of insistere (see INSIST (Cf. insist)). Meaning "dwelling firmly on something asserted" is from 1868. Related: Insistently.
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insistent — INSISTÉNT, Ă, insistenţi, te, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Stăruitor, perseverent. – Din fr. insistant, it. insistente. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98 INSISTÉNT adj., adv. 1. adj. v. stăruitor. 2 … Dicționar Român
Insistent — In*sist ent, a. [L. insistens, entis, p. pr. of insistere.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. Insisting; persistent; persevering. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) See… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
insistent — [in sis′tənt] adj. [L insistens] 1. insisting or demanding; persistent in demands or assertions 2. compelling the attention [an insistent rhythm] insistently adv … English World dictionary
insistent — I adjective argumentative, assertive, bent upon, clamorous, coactive, coercive, commanding, compelling, crying, demanding, disposed to insist, dogmatic, driving, emphatic, exigent, forceful, harping, impelling, imperative, importunate, incessant … Law dictionary
insistent — *pressing, urgent, imperative, crying, importunate, exigent, instant Analogous words: persistent, persevering (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): pertinacious, dogged (see OBSTINATE): obtrusive, *impertinent … New Dictionary of Synonyms
insistent — [adj] demanding assertive, burning, clamant, clamorous, continuous, crying, dire, dogged, emphatic, exigent, forceful, imperative, imperious, importunate, incessant, obstinate, peremptory, perseverant, persevering, persistent, pressing,… … New thesaurus
insistent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) insisting or very demanding. 2) repeated and demanding attention. DERIVATIVES insistence noun insistency noun insistently adverb … English terms dictionary
insistent — adj. 1) insistent on, upon 2) insistent that + clause; subj. (insistent that the debt be/should be paid) * * * [ɪn sɪst(ə)nt] upon subj. (insistent that the debt be/should be paid) insistent on insistent that + clause … Combinatory dictionary
insistent — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱stənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ that, ADJ on n/ ing Someone who is insistent keeps insisting that a particular thing should be done or is the case. Stalin was insistent that the war would be won and lost in the machine shops... He is… … English dictionary
insistent — in|sis|tent [ınˈsıstənt] adj 1.) demanding firmly and repeatedly that something should happen insistent that ▪ She was insistent that they should all meet for dinner. insistent on ▪ They were insistent on good manners. 2.) making a continuous… … Dictionary of contemporary English