[syn: clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Insistent \In*sist"ent\, a. [L. insistens, -entis, p. pr. of
1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall.
--Sir H. Wotton.
2. Insisting; persistent; persevering.
3. (Zool.) See Incumbent.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: repetitive and persistent; "the bluejay's insistent cry"
[syn: insistent, 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, insistent, instant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
110 Moby Thesaurus words for "insistent":
acute, assertive, assiduous, burning, cajoling, clamant, clamorous,
coaxing, compelling, constant, continuing, critical, crucial,
crying, demanding, determined, diligent, dire, dogged, draining,
dunning, emphatic, enduring, exacting, exigent, exorbitant,
extortionate, faithful, firm, forceful, grasping, high-pressure,
high-priority, immutable, imperative, imperious, importunate,
inalterable, indefatigable, indomitable, industrious, inexorable,
instant, invincible, lasting, loud, loyal, nagging, never-tiring,
obstinate, obtrusive, patient, patient as Job, permanent,
perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious,
pestering, pivotal, plaguing, plodding, plugging, preoccupied,
pressing, rapt, relentless, resolute, resounding, sedulous,
single-minded, sleepless, slogging, stable, steadfast, steady,
stubborn, taxing, teasing, tenacious, tireless, unabating,
uncompromising, unconquerable, undaunted, undiscouraged,
undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching,
unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting,
unremitting, unsleeping, unswerving, untiring, unwavering,
unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, unyielding, urgent,
utterly attentive, weariless, wheedling