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Meaning of IMPORTUNATE

Pronunciation:  im'porchunit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog"; "she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent"; "a pleading note in her voice"
 

IMPORTUNATE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: appealing, beseeching, imploring, pleading
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*por"tu*nate\, a. [See {Importune}.]
1. Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous;
   overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as, an
   impotunate petitioner, curiosity. --Whewell.

2. Hard to be borne; unendurable. [R.] --Donne. --
   {Im*por"tu*nate*ly}, adv. -- {Im*por"tu*nate*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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