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Definition of Importunate


  1. Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous; overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as, an impotunate petitioner, curiosity.
  2. Hard to be borne; unendurable.

Importunate Quotations

Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.
Phyllis McGinley

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 Chamfort

We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors.
Malcolm de Chazal

At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action.
Walter Pater
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Importunate Translations

importunate in German is zudringlich, aufdringlich
importunate in Spanish is importunado
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