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Definition of insistent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    insistent

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪstənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪstənt//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 2continuing for a long period of time in a way that cannot be ignored insistent demands the insistent ringing of the telephone
  3. Extra examples She was insistent about inviting him. She was most insistent that we shouldn’t leave the door unlocked. She didn’t want to go but her brother was insistent.
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