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Meaning of IMPORTUNITY

Pronunciation:  `impor'toonitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  insistent solicitation and entreaty; "his importunity left me no alternative but to agree"
 

IMPORTUNITY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: urgency, urging
 
 See Also: solicitation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      O'ercome with importunity and tears.     --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blandishment, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, coaxing, demandingness, dunning, exigency, importunacy, importunateness, insistence, nagging, persistence, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pestering, plaguing, plying, pressing, pressingness, pressure, teasing, urgency, urging, wheedling
 

 

 

 

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