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Definition of insistence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

insistence

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɪstəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɪstəns//
 
 
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[uncountable] insistence (on something/on doing something) | insistence (that…) an act of demanding or saying something firmly and refusing to accept any opposition or excuses their insistence on strict standards of behaviour At her insistence, the matter was dropped. No one was convinced by his insistence that he was not to blame.Extra examples The union has dropped its earlier insistence that workers should receive bonus payments. an insistence upon the highest standards of grammatical correctness insistence by the government that 25% of all household waste be recycled their repeated insistence that the trial be held in a US court At her insistence, the matter was dropped. No one was convinced by her insistence that she was not to blame.
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