- 1demanding something firmly and refusing to accept any opposition or excuses insistent (on something/on doing something) They were insistent on having a contract for the work. insistent (that…) Why are you so insistent that we leave tonight? She didn't want to go but her brother was insistent.
- 2continuing for a long period of time in a way that cannot be ignored insistent demands the insistent ringing of the telephone
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