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Wordnet 3.0


1. repetitive and persistent;
- Example: "the bluejay's insistent cry"
[syn: insistent, repetitive]

2. demanding attention;
- Example: "clamant needs"
- Example: "a crying need"
- Example: "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
- Example: "insistent hunger"
- Example: "an instant need"
[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 insistere.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. Insisting; persistent; persevering. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) See Incumbent. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

insistent 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