I adjective argumentative, assertive, bent upon, clamorous, coactive, coercive, commanding, compelling, crying, demanding, disposed to insist, dogmatic, driving, emphatic, exigent, forceful, harping, impelling, imperative, importunate, incessant, insisting on notice, instant, intent upon, iterative, monotonous, peremptory, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, pressing, recurrent, reiterative, repeated, repetitional, repetitionary, requesting, serious, striking, tenacious, urgent, vehement associated concepts: coercion, improper influence, intimidation II index dogmatic, exigent, persistent, pertinacious, positive (confident), relentless, urgent, vehement

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  • insistent — INSISTÉNT, Ă, insistenţi, te, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Stăruitor, perseverent. – Din fr. insistant, it. insistente. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INSISTÉNT adj., adv. 1. adj. v. stăruitor. 2 …   Dicționar Român

  • Insistent — In*sist ent, a. [L. insistens, entis, p. pr. of insistere.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. Insisting; persistent; persevering. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insistent — [in sis′tənt] adj. [L insistens] 1. insisting or demanding; persistent in demands or assertions 2. compelling the attention [an insistent rhythm] insistently adv …   English World dictionary

  • insistent — 1620s, standing on something, from L. insistentem (nom. insistens), prp. of insistere (see INSIST (Cf. insist)). Meaning dwelling firmly on something asserted is from 1868. Related: Insistently …   Etymology dictionary

  • insistent — *pressing, urgent, imperative, crying, importunate, exigent, instant Analogous words: persistent, persevering (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): pertinacious, dogged (see OBSTINATE): obtrusive, *impertinent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • insistent — [adj] demanding assertive, burning, clamant, clamorous, continuous, crying, dire, dogged, emphatic, exigent, forceful, imperative, imperious, importunate, incessant, obstinate, peremptory, perseverant, persevering, persistent, pressing,… …   New thesaurus

  • insistent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) insisting or very demanding. 2) repeated and demanding attention. DERIVATIVES insistence noun insistency noun insistently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • insistent — adj. 1) insistent on, upon 2) insistent that + clause; subj. (insistent that the debt be/should be paid) * * * [ɪn sɪst(ə)nt] upon subj. (insistent that the debt be/should be paid) insistent on insistent that + clause …   Combinatory dictionary

  • insistent — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱stənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ that, ADJ on n/ ing Someone who is insistent keeps insisting that a particular thing should be done or is the case. Stalin was insistent that the war would be won and lost in the machine shops... He is… …   English dictionary

  • insistent — in|sis|tent [ınˈsıstənt] adj 1.) demanding firmly and repeatedly that something should happen insistent that ▪ She was insistent that they should all meet for dinner. insistent on ▪ They were insistent on good manners. 2.) making a continuous… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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