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insistent

in·sist·ent

insistent

 
pronunciation:
ihn sI stnt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: 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
definition 2: incessant; persistent.
The insistent ticking of the clock was the only sound that could be heard.I have an insistent desire for sweet things after dinner.
definition 3: emphatically demanding or commanding attention.
The insistent pain kept her awake through the night.
derivation: insistently (adv.)