insistency insistency n. the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; insistence.

Syn: imperativeness, insistence, press, pressure. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the quality of not being ignorable.

Syn: imperativeness, insistence. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • insistency — insistent ► ADJECTIVE 1) insisting or very demanding. 2) repeated and demanding attention. DERIVATIVES insistence noun insistency noun insistently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • insistency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1859 insistence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • insistency — /in sis teuhn see/, n., pl. insistencies. insistence. [1855 60; INSIST + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • insistency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The state or quality of being insistent: insistence, perseverance, persistence, persistency. See CONTINUE. 2. Urgent solicitation: insistence, pressing. Archaic: instance. See CONTINUE, SEEK …   English dictionary for students

  • insistency — n. act of insisting; quality of being insistent, persistence, perseverance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • insistency — in·sis·ten·cy …   English syllables

  • insistency — in•sist•en•cy [[t]ɪnˈsɪs tən si[/t]] n. pl. cies insistence • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • insistency — /ɪnˈsɪstənsi/ (say in sistuhnsee) noun (plural insistencies) 1. the quality of being insistent; insistence. 2. that which is insistent …   Australian English dictionary

  • insistency — noun 1. the state of demanding notice or attention the insistence of their hunger the press of business matters • Syn: ↑imperativeness, ↑insistence, ↑press, ↑pressure • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • insistence — noun 1. continual and persistent demands (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑insisting • Derivationally related forms: ↑insist (for: ↑insisting), ↑insistent, ↑insist …   Useful english dictionary

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