Etymology
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importunate (adj.)

1520s, from importune + -ate (1), or else from Medieval Latin importunatus, past participle of importunari "to make oneself troublesome." Related: Importunately (mid-15c.). Earlier adjective was importune (c. 1400).

updated on October 31, 2015

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Definitions of importunate from WordNet

importunate (adj.)
expressing persistant and earnest entreaty;
an importunate job applicant
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