insistent

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•sist•ent /ɪnˈsɪstənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. stating something firmly;
    persistent:He's insistent about getting her to stop smoking.
  2. that causes someone to notice:the insistent ringing of the alarm clock.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•sist•ent  (in sistənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something;
    persistent;
    pertinacious.
  2. compelling attention or notice:an insistent tone.
in•sistent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin insistent- (stem of in-sistēns), present participle of insistere. See insist, -ent
  • 1615–25

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
insistent /ɪnˈsɪstənt/ adj
  1. making continual and persistent demands
  2. demanding notice or attention; compelling: the insistent cry of a bird

inˈsistence, inˈsistency n inˈsistently adv
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