Insistence
Insistence In*sist"ence, n. The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency. [1913 Webster]

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  • insistence — index assertion, coercion, diligence (perseverance), dun, enforcement, force (compulsion), insti …   Law dictionary

  • insistence — mid 15c., from M.Fr. insister (see INSIST (Cf. insist)) + ENCE (Cf. ence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • insistence — n. pl. insistencies [in sis′təns] n. 1. the quality of being insistent 2. the act or an instance of insisting: Also insistency n. insistencies …   English World dictionary

  • insistence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dogged, dogmatic, stubborn ▪ constant, continued, repeated ▪ their repeated insistence that the trial be held in a US court ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • insistence — n. 1) dogged, firm, stubborn insistence 2) insistence on (insistence on an increase in salary) 3) insistence that + clause; subj. (we resent your insistence that the debt be/should be paid at once) * * * [ɪn sɪst(ə)ns] firm stubborn insistence… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • insistence — in|sis|tence [ınˈsıstəns] n [U] when you demand that something should happen and refuse to let anyone say no insistence that ▪ his insistence that they discuss the problem insistence on ▪ an insistence on punctuality at sb s insistence (=because… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • insistence — in|sis|tence [ ın sıstəns ] noun uncount a very firm statement that something must happen or that something is true: insistence on: We applaud the president s insistence on tougher environmental laws. insistence that: Despite his insistence that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • insistence — noun (U) an act of demanding that something should happen and refusing to let anyone say no: insistence that: his insistence that they discuss the problem (+ on): an insistence on punctuality | at sb s insistence (=because someone insisted): At… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • insistence — UK [ɪnˈsɪstəns] / US noun [uncountable] a very firm statement that something must happen or that something is true insistence on: We applaud the president s insistence on tougher environmental laws. insistence that: Despite his insistence that he …   English dictionary

  • insistence — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱stəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N on ing/n, N that Someone s insistence on something is the fact that they insist that it should be done or insist that it is the case. ...Raeder s insistence that naval uniform be worn... He admired your… …   English dictionary

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