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Definition of "importunate" []

  • Troublesomely urgent or persistent in requesting; pressingly entreating: an importunate job seeker. (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.

Use "importunate" in a sentence
  • "But I explained, in my purest Tuscan, that I was not of the ordinary kind of importunate tourist."
  • "The word "importunate" has the signification of a wearisome repetition of a request, a constant asking, impossible to satisfy."
  • "'importunate' in asking again for my two Sophocles Abstracts, you must know that such importunity cannot but be grateful."