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Wordnet 3.0


1. expressing earnest entreaty;
- Example: "an importunate job applicant"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Importunate \Im*por"tu*nate\ ([i^]m*p[^o]r"t[-u]*n[asl]t), a. [See Importune.] 1. Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous; overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as, an importunate petitioner, curiosity. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. Hard to be borne; unendurable. [R.] --Donne. -- Im*por"tu*nate*ly, adv. -- Im*por"tu*nate*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

importunate adj 1: expressing earnest entreaty; "an importunate job applicant"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "importunate": aggravating, annoying, bothering, bothersome, cajoling, choiceless, clamant, clamorous, coaxing, compulsory, controlled, crying, demanding, disturbing, draining, dunning, exacting, exasperating, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, firm-minded, forward, galling, grasping, harassing, imperative, importune, independent, insistent, instant, irking, irksome, irritating, loud, mandatory, nagging, necessary, necessitous, obligatory, persistent, pertinacious, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, pressing, provoking, pushy, self-asserting, self-assertive, self-controlled, self-expressive, self-possessed, self-restrained, strong-minded, strong-willed, taxing, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, urgent, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, wheedling, without choice, worrisome, worrying