insistent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin insistens, participle of insisto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪstənt/
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Adjective[edit]

insistent (comparative more insistent, superlative most insistent)

  1. (obsolete) Standing or resting on something.
  2. Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.
  3. Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.
    • 2008, Nicholas Drayson, A Guide to the Birds of East Africa, page 24:
      Hadadas roost in numbers among the trees in the leafier parts of Nairobi and their eponymous call is one of the more insistent elements of the dawn chorus in that part of the world, though they may be heard at any time of the day.
  4. (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.

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References[edit]

  • insistent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin īnsistēns.

Adjective[edit]

insistent (masculine and feminine plural insistents)

  1. insistent

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

insistent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of insister
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of insister

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

īnsistent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of īnsistō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French insistente.

Adjective[edit]

insistent m or n (feminine singular insistentă, masculine plural insistenți, feminine and neuter plural insistente)

  1. insistent

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