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Definition of the adjective importunate

What does importunate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more importunate / most importunate

  1. expressing persistant and earnest entreaty

Alternative definition of the adjective importunate


  1. Of a demand: persistent or pressing, often annoyingly so.
  2. Of a person: given to importunate demands, selfishly or thoughtlessly demanding.

Definition of the verb importunate

What does importunate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: importunated | importunating | importunates

  1. [rare] To importune, or to obtain by importunity.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for importunate

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Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

Importunate. A corrupt use of the ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1788)

by Francis Grose

An importunate creditor.

Google previewAn American Dictionary of the English Language (1841)

First Edition in Octavo, Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the Quarto, with Corrections, Improvements, and Several Thousand Additional Words; to which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation ... by Noah Webster

Fastuous, Featshur, Fistula, Flatulence, Flatuous, Fluctuate, Fortune, Fractshur, Fructuous, Futshur, Garnitshur, Gestshur, Gratulate, Guttural, Habitual, Horticultshur, Hortulan, Illnatshur, Immenshurable, Impetuous, Importunate, Impostshur, ...

Google previewJohnson's English Dictionary (1844)

by Samuel Johnson

To call importunate}. Jonah. To talk eagerly or incessantly: Eros. To roclaim ; to make publick. Jer. 'To exclaim. Shak. To utter lamentations. Shak. To squall, as an insant. Denham. To weep. Donne. To utter an inarticulate voice, as an animal.

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

Urgent, pressing, importunate. 3. To include or contain in meaning, signification, . ta P°rt -»nt-iy, adv [Eng. {mporiant; or intention ; to denote, to signify, to purport. .. ta lmP°rtant manner, degree, or point. " Belike this show imports the argument of ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

shove: drive, impel, *move: *pack, cram, stuff, ram pressing adj Pressing, urgent, imperative, crying, importunate, insistent, exigent, instant are comparable when they mean demanding or claiming attention and especially immediate attention ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers ... By Samuel Johnson. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1. [-2.] (1777)

Importunate. A corrupt ufe of the word. See IM P o R T A N c E. |(1.

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Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever. (Nicolas de Chamfort)
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Scrabble value of I1M3P3O1R1T1U1N1A1T1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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