insistent insistent  /ɪn ˈsɪ stənt/


  1. (adj) repetitive and persistent
  2. (adj) demanding attention



  1. The queen retreats into silence and mourning until the insistent supplications of her courtiers compel her to emerge and once again take the destiny of the kingdom into her hands.
  2. But Abdullah has been insistent on staking his independence from Washington.
  3. They were insistent that even in America, there were no shortcuts to success.


  1. Atmospherics favored National, Dirty Projectors at the Mann

    The teeming rain did two things to Friday's double bill of the National and Dirty Projectors at the Mann Center in Fairmount Park. The insistent downpour created a gorgeous, misty backdrop for two bands heavily reliant on atmospherics to drive their respective mood-swinging sounds. Still, the claustrophobic storm made both sets seem like they'd never end, particularly that of the National, whose ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Internet Privacy And Anonymity Expert Says Recent Reports Illustrate Greater Need To Use Privacy Software

    VPNReviewz CEO, Michael Maxstead. looks at privacy invasion and a way for internet users to stop the insistent invasions on the internet… (PRWeb June 08, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 9, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. E.C.B. Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged in Hopes for Recovery

    The European Central Bank left its main rate at 0.5 percent, despite insistent calls from economists for more aggressive moves.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. In a statement, Gentiloni called the game "cruel and sadistic, with a squalid environment and a continuous, insistent encouragement to violence and murder."
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Paolo Gentiloni Source: ABC News

  2. "But our insistent proposals to the Georgian side to reach an agreement with Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the renunciation of force remained unanswered. Unfortunately, they were ignored also by NATO and the UN," Medvedev said.
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Calgary Herald

  3. "Steve has a few players in mind that we'd love to have, but he's very insistent on having a good look at what we have and he's probably right," said Quinn, who oversaw two years of heavy spending with Keane. "We've maybe got some players who...
    on Jul 3, 2009 By: Niall Quinn Source: Durham Times

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