importunity importunity

Definition(s):

  • (n) insistent solicitation and entreaty

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To the Communist Party faithful, they are bitongos, spoiled kids of the Cuban revolution who turned their back on socialism when times got hard and importunity knocked.
  2. Her looks and ability soon bring success and a suitor, a white, amiable young financier whose importunity will not hear honest Mimi's tragic secret.
  3. To the Communist Party faithful, they are bitongos, spoiled kids of the Cuban revolution who turned their back on socialism when times got hard and importunity knocked.

Quotes

  • Henson wrote of leading his group through Ohio, a free state, where "we were frequently told that we were free, if we chose to be so. At Cincinnati, especially, the colored people gathered round us, and urged us with much importunity to remain with...
    on Dec 17, 2005 By: Josiah Henson Source: Boston Globe (registration)

Word of the Day
effusion effusion
/ɪ ˈfju ʒən/