- in|sis|tence [ınˈsıstəns] n [U]when you demand that something should happen and refuse to let anyone say noinsistence that▪ his insistence that they discuss the probleminsistence on▪ an insistence on punctualityat sb's insistence(=because someone insisted)▪ At her father's insistence, she joined them for a drink.
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Insistence — In*sist ence, n. The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
insistence — index assertion, coercion, diligence (perseverance), dun, enforcement, force (compulsion), insti … Law dictionary
insistence — mid 15c., from M.Fr. insister (see INSIST (Cf. insist)) + ENCE (Cf. ence) … Etymology dictionary
insistence — n. pl. insistencies [in sis′təns] n. 1. the quality of being insistent 2. the act or an instance of insisting: Also insistency n. insistencies … English World dictionary
insistence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dogged, dogmatic, stubborn ▪ constant, continued, repeated ▪ their repeated insistence that the trial be held in a US court ▪ … Collocations dictionary
insistence — n. 1) dogged, firm, stubborn insistence 2) insistence on (insistence on an increase in salary) 3) insistence that + clause; subj. (we resent your insistence that the debt be/should be paid at once) * * * [ɪn sɪst(ə)ns] firm stubborn insistence… … Combinatory dictionary
insistence — in|sis|tence [ ın sıstəns ] noun uncount a very firm statement that something must happen or that something is true: insistence on: We applaud the president s insistence on tougher environmental laws. insistence that: Despite his insistence that… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
insistence — noun (U) an act of demanding that something should happen and refusing to let anyone say no: insistence that: his insistence that they discuss the problem (+ on): an insistence on punctuality | at sb s insistence (=because someone insisted): At… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
insistence — UK [ɪnˈsɪstəns] / US noun [uncountable] a very firm statement that something must happen or that something is true insistence on: We applaud the president s insistence on tougher environmental laws. insistence that: Despite his insistence that he … English dictionary
insistence — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱stəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N on ing/n, N that Someone s insistence on something is the fact that they insist that it should be done or insist that it is the case. ...Raeder s insistence that naval uniform be worn... He admired your… … English dictionary