- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||firm in requesting, demanding, or asserting; unyielding.
The child was so insistent in his demand that the parents finally gave in.I told her you were busy, but she was insistent that she speak with you.
- similar words:
- aggressive, emphatic, urgent
The insistent ticking of the clock was the only sound that could be heard.I have an insistent desire for sweet things after dinner.
||emphatically demanding or commanding attention.
The insistent pain kept her awake through the night.
||adamant, bent, loud, steady