Etymology
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insistent (adj.)

1620s, "standing on something," from Latin insistentem (nominative insistens), present participle of insistere "stand on," also "urge, insist," from in- "upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + sistere "take a stand" (see assist (v.)). Meaning "persistent, urgent, demanding attention" is from 1868. Related: Insistently.

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Definitions of insistent

insistent (adj.)
repetitive and persistent;
the bluejay's insistent cry
Synonyms: repetitive
insistent (adj.)
demanding attention; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken;
insistent hunger
Synonyms: clamant / crying / exigent / instant
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