AskDefine | Define insistent

Dictionary Definition

insistent adj
1 persistently continual; "the bluejay's insistent cry" [syn: repetitive]
2 demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need" [syn: clamant, crying, exigent, instant]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

  1. Standing or resting on something.
  2. Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.
  3. Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.
  4. Standing on end: specifically said of the hind toe of a bird when its base is inserted so high on the shank that only its tip touches the ground: correlated with incumbent.

Derived terms

Related terms

References

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1