importunity

  • 1 Importunity — Im por*tu ni*ty, n.; pl. {Importunities}. [L. importunitas unsuitableness, rudeness: cf. F. importunit[ e].] The quality of being importunate; pressing or pertinacious solicitation; urgent request; incessant or frequent application; troublesome… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 importunity — index call (appeal), dun, entreaty, prayer, request Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 importunity — (n.) early 15c., persistence, insistence; over eagerness, from M.Fr. importunité (14c.), from L. importunitatem (nom. importunitas) unsuitableness; unmannerliness, incivility, from importunus unfit, troublesome (see IMPORTUNE (Cf. importune)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 importunity — [im΄pôrto͞on′i tē, im΄pərto͞on′i tē; im΄pôrtyo͞on′i tē, im΄pərtyo͞on′i tē] n. pl. importunities [Fr importunité < L importunitas] an importuning or being importunate; persistence in requesting or demanding …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 importunity — /ɪmpɔˈtjunəti/ (say impaw tyoohnuhtee) noun (plural importunities) 1. the state of being importunate; persistence in solicitation: *Stephen s importunity resulted in the date of the wedding being put forward to July of the following year –martin… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 6 importunity — importunate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ persistent or pressing. DERIVATIVES importunately adverb importunity noun (pl. importunities) . ORIGIN Latin importunus inconvenient , from Portunus, the god who protected harbours …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 importunity — noun insistent solicitation and entreaty (Freq. 1) his importunity left me no alternative but to agree • Syn: ↑urgency, ↑urging • Derivationally related forms: ↑urge (for: ↑urgency) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 importunity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being importunate 2. an importunate request or demand …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 importunity — /im pawr tooh ni tee, tyooh /, n., pl. importunities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation. 2. importunities, importunate solicitations or demands. [1425 75; late ME importunite < L importunitas. See… …

    Universalium

  • 10 importunity — noun /ɪmpɔːˈtjuːnɪti,ˌɪmpɔrˈtuːnɪti/ A constant and insistent demanding …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 importunity — Synonyms and related words: blandishment, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, coaxing, demandingness, dunning, exigency, importunacy, importunateness, insistence, nagging, persistence, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pestering, plaguing, plying,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 importunity — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. insistence, persistence, solicitation, petition; see appeal 1 , request , urging …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 importunity — n. imploring, entreating, persistent pleadingim·por·tu·ni·ty || ‚ɪmpɔː tuːnÉ™tɪ / pɔː tjuːn …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 importunity — n. Entreaty, urgency, insistence, pressing solicitation, persistent entreaty …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 importunity — n 1. insistence, stress, contention, emphasis; pressing, urging, dunning, plying, taxing; coaxing, cajolery, wheedling, blandishment; entreaty, supplication, prayer, beseechment, imploration; obsecration, imprecation, adjuration, obtestation;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 importunity — im·por·tu·ni·ty …

    English syllables

  • 17 importunity — im•por•tu•ni•ty [[t]ˌɪm pɔrˈtu nɪ ti, ˈtyu [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the state or quality of being importunate 2) an importunate solicitation …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 importunity — Pressing solicitation; urgent request; application for a claim or favor which is urged with troublesome frequency or pertinacity …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 importunity — Pressing solicitation; urgent request; application for a claim or favor which is urged with troublesome frequency or pertinacity …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 importunity — Persistent solicitation; continued begging. Persistent request or entreaty. 47 Am J1st Seduc § 67. A form of undue influence. 25 Am J2d Dur § 36 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary


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