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1. WordNet® 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]

2. 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]

Thesaurus Results for insistent:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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