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synonyms for importunate

  • burning
  • clamant
  • clamorous
  • crying
  • disturbing
  • dogged
  • earnest
  • exigent
  • harassing
  • imperative
  • instant
  • overly solicitous
  • persevering
  • persistent
  • pertinacious
  • pressing
  • solicitous
  • troublesome
  • urgent
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antonyms for importunate

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  • relaxed
  • undemanding
  • unimportant
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How to use importunate in a sentence

Wordsworth has illustrated how an unwise and importunate demand for a reason from a child may drive him into invention.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Another rap, louder and more importunate, echoed through the large room.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
"My men and I have a devilish importunate creditor," said he, slapping his stomach.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Somewhere near her feet the cricket gave out an importunate chirp.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
The memories of that time, and of the importunate thoughts that had haunted him then, at the opening of life, returned to him now.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
He came there to be near the Carlyles, and escape from London gloom and noise and importunate visitors.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
There was no poignancy, no utter melting and surrender, that those importunate wellings did not give to the falling night.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
Do not think me intrusive or importunate if I now call, dear sir, on you, to remember it!'
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
They stood between her and importunate lovers, whose intentions she had never divined.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
Shakspeare's youth fell in a time when the English people were importunate for dramatic entertainments.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME XIIIJOHN LORD
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPORTUNATE

  • acute
  • clamant
  • clamorous
  • compelling
  • critical
  • crucial
  • crying
  • dire
  • essential
  • exigent
  • imperative
  • importunate
  • instant
  • pressing
  • significant
  • urgent
  • vital
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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