Definition of Insistent

1. Adjective. Repetitive and persistent. "The bluejay's insistent cry"

Exact synonyms: Repetitive
Similar to: Continual
Derivative terms: Insistence, Insistence, Repeat, Repeat, Repetitiveness



2. Adjective. Demanding attention. "An instant need"
Exact synonyms: Clamant, Crying, Exigent, Instant
Similar to: Imperative
Derivative terms: Exigency, Exigency, Insistency, Instancy

Definition of Insistent

1. a. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall.

Definition of Insistent

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Standing or resting on something. ¹

2. Adjective. Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining. ¹

3. Adjective. Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense. ¹

4. Adjective. (ornithology) Standing on end: specifically said of the hind toe of a bird when its base is inserted so high on the shank that only its tip touches the ground: correlated with incumbent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insistent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Insistent

1. 1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall. 2. Insisting; persistent; persevering. 3. See Incumbent. Origin: L. Insistens, -entis, p. Pr. Of insistere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Insistent

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"its occasion in the too insistent implication of the author of the paper under review that the observations whose validity he questions were limited to ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1888)
"insistent AND FIXED IDEAS. BY EDWARD COWLES, MD The student of introspective psychology must assume a standard of cerebral and mental health as the basis of ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"On June 15, 767, Virgil received consecration, and was thereafter insistent in maintaining ais episcopal rights and dignity. Besides founding many other ..."

4. Barbizon Days: Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye by Charles Sprague Smith (1902)
"... insistent vigilance, holding his art always up to Nature. The portfolio marked "Service," which contained his notes and numbered drawings, ..."

5. Enrico Caruso: A Biography by Pierre Van Rensselaer Key, Bruno Zirato (1922)
"The people were insistent that he should be brought to them, — at any price. Adolfo Bracale was the impresario who undertook the venture; and in certain ..."

6. The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist by William Patten (1920)
"... Life—Life's Cosmic Sanctuary—Life's Directive Discipline—Life's Freedom—The Growth of Freedom—The Instruments of Freedom—Growth: Its insistent Power; ..."

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