HyperDic: insistence

English > 3 senses of the word insistence:
NOUNcommunicationinsistence, insistingcontinual and persistent demands
stateinsistence, imperativeness, insistency, press, pressurethe state of demanding notice or attention
actinsistence, insistencythe act of insisting on something
insistence > pronunciation
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > insistence: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningcontinual and persistent demands.
Narrowerpurismscrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language)
BroaderdemandAn urgent or peremptory request
Adjectivesinsistentrepetitive and persistent
Verbsinsistbe emphatic or resolute and refuse / refuse to budge
English > insistence: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of demanding notice or attention.
Example"the insistence of their hunger"
Synonymsimperativeness, insistency, press, pressure
BroaderurgencyThe state of being urgent
Spanishimperiosidad, insistencia, presión
Catalaninsistència, pressió
Adjectivesinsistentrepetitive and persistent
English > insistence: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of insisting on something.
Example"insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"
Broaderadvocacy, protagonismactive support of an idea or cause etc.
Verbsinsistbeg persistently and urgently

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