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.
1. Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous;
overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as, an
importunate petitioner, curiosity. --Whewell.
2. Hard to be borne; unendurable. [R.] --Donne. --
Im*por"tu*nate*ly, adv. -- Im*por"tu*nate*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: expressing earnest entreaty; "an importunate job
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,