insistence

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Insistence \In*sist"ence\, noun The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

insistence

noun

1: continual and persistent demands [syn: {insistence}, {insisting}]

2: the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters" [syn: {imperativeness}, {insistence}, {insistency}, {press}, {pressure}]

3: the act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position" [syn: {insistence}, {insistency}]


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