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Definition of "importunity" []

  • An importunate request; an insistent or pressing demand. (noun)
  • The quality of being importunate. (noun)

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 "importunity" in a sentence
  • "The word importunity denotes perseverance in an object, without any regard to time, place, or circumstances -- an improper perseverance."
  • "His messenger was not prepossessing in appearance, nor indeed did he commend himself to one's too alert olfactory sensibilities; but he was very insistent, and, after all, importunity is still what prevails most with us."
  • "Her importunity was provoking to the judge, and she might fear lest it should set him more against her; but our importunity is pleasing to"