Importunities
Importunity Im`por*tu"ni*ty, n.; pl. {Importunities}. [L. importunitas unsuitableness, rudeness: cf. F. importunit['e].] The quality of being importunate; pressing or pertinacious solicitation; urgent request; incessant or frequent application; troublesome pertinacity. [1913 Webster]

O'ercome with importunity and tears. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • importunities — importunate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ persistent or pressing. DERIVATIVES importunately adverb importunity noun (pl. importunities) . ORIGIN Latin importunus inconvenient , from Portunus, the god who protected harbours …   English terms dictionary

  • importunities — n. imploring, entreating, persistent pleadingim·por·tu·ni·ty || ‚ɪmpɔː tuːnÉ™tɪ / pɔː tjuːn …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • importunity — /im pawr tooh ni tee, tyooh /, n., pl. importunities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation. 2. importunities, importunate solicitations or demands. [1425 75; late ME importunite < L importunitas. See… …   Universalium

  • Importunity — Im por*tu ni*ty, n.; pl. {Importunities}. [L. importunitas unsuitableness, rudeness: cf. F. importunit[ e].] The quality of being importunate; pressing or pertinacious solicitation; urgent request; incessant or frequent application; troublesome… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Jaded — Jade Jade, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jading}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To treat like a jade; to spurn. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make ridiculous and contemptible. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I do now fool myself, to let… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jading — Jade Jade, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jading}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To treat like a jade; to spurn. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make ridiculous and contemptible. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I do now fool myself, to let… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torment — Tor*ment , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {tormented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {tormenting}.] [OF. tormenter, F. tourmenter.] 1. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture. Art thou come hither to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tormented — Torment Tor*ment , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {tormented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {tormenting}.] [OF. tormenter, F. tourmenter.] 1. To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture. Art thou come hither …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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