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Definition of "insistent" []

  • Firm in asserting a demand or an opinion; unyielding. (adjective)
  • Demanding attention or a response: insistent hunger. (adjective)
  • Repetitive and persistent: the jay's insistent cry. (adjective)
  • Making continual and persistent demands (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Demanding notice or attention; compelling (adjective)

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Use "insistent" in a sentence
  • "But Baldovino stood in front of him, his expression insistent."
  • "The hostile Cylon, who remain insistent on pressing the attack against the Colonials, have lost their most important strategic asset as a result."
  • "Schiller: the aesthetic, in other words, is insistent from the beginning."