insistence


insistence
in|sis|tence [ınˈsıstəns] n [U]
when you demand that something should happen and refuse to let anyone say no
insistence that
his insistence that they discuss the problem
insistence on
an insistence on punctuality
at sb's insistence
(=because someone insisted)
At her father's insistence, she joined them for a drink.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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


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