Definition of Insistence

1. Noun. Continual and persistent demands.

Exact synonyms: Insisting
Generic synonyms: Demand
Specialized synonyms: Purism
Derivative terms: Insist, Insistent, Insist



2. Noun. The state of demanding notice or attention. "The press of business matters"
Exact synonyms: Imperativeness, Insistency, Press, Pressure
Generic synonyms: Urgency
Derivative terms: Imperative, Insistent, Insistent, Press, Pressure, Pressure

3. Noun. The act of insisting on something. "Insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"
Exact synonyms: Insistency
Generic synonyms: Advocacy, Protagonism
Derivative terms: Insist

Definition of Insistence

1. n. The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency.

Definition of Insistence

1. Noun. the state of being insistent ¹

2. Noun. an urgent demand ¹

3. Noun. (fencing) The forcing of an attack through the parry, using strength ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insistence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insistence

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Literary usage of Insistence

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... Archbishop of Aries in deference to the insistence of the cardinals; he compelled his only niece ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"His insistence upon classifying them as a manufacture of worsted indicated clearly that the objection made was substantially to ..."

3. From Comte to Benjamin Kidd: The Appeal to Biology Or Evolution for Human by Robert Mackintosh (1899)
"Summary— Sociologically — Mr. Kidd's insistence on struggle is really biological; is unproved; is not an insistence on natural selection — Ethically—Mr. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"In spite of the insistence of Honorius Frederick still delayed, and the Egyptian campaign failed miserably with the loss of Damietta (Sept, 8, 1221). ..."

5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"LORD RAGLAN'S insistence ON CHANGES IN THE PLAN OF THE SIEGE. "WITH a keener sense than all others of the danger CHAP. that lay in such paths, but seemingly ..."

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