Definition of Importunate

1. Adjective. Expressing earnest entreaty. "An importunate job applicant"




Definition of Importunate

1. a. Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous; overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as, an impotunate petitioner, curiosity.

Definition of Importunate

1. Adjective. Of a demand: persistent or pressing, often annoyingly so. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a person: given to importunate demands, selfishly or thoughtlessly demanding. ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To importune, or to obtain by importunity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Importunate

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Importunate

importantness
importation
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importing
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importunate (current term)
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Literary usage of Importunate

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1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"past this importunate one. And when I had shaken him off, then I began to sing— The trials that those men do meet withal, That are obedient to the heavenly ..."

2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1895)
"AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO EARNEST AND importunate PRAYER. ... 2-5), is that of the importunate Widow.] I. A BLESSED Truth for Parable to paint, -iV That " Men ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO EARNEST AND importunate PRAYER. Luke 18, 1. And be spake a parable unto them, to this end, that men ought always to pray, ..."

4. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1808)
"I was very importunate to know what it was ; at last he tuld me, it was a gentleman's house, huilt ail with China ware. " Well," said I, " are not the ..."

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