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Synonyms for insistent

Synonyms for insistent

firm or obstinate, as in making a demand or maintaining a stand

bold and definite in character

Synonyms for insistent

repetitive and persistent


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demanding attention

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It was not that he did not want to dance, nor that he wanted to hurt her; but that insistent pressure on his arm put his free man-nature in revolt.
And Hannibal, snarling, growling, and spitting, ducking his head and with short paw-strokes trying to ward off the insistent broomstick, backed obediently into the corner, crumpled up his hind-parts, and tried to withdraw his corporeal body within itself in a pain-urged effort to make it smaller.
These were always males, and they were pressingly insistent on joining with One Eye and his mate.
Implacable, insistent, ever menacing, never letting him rest, Joe followed him up.
She felt something like shame and remorse when she discovered that the sunrises behind the firs and the pale pink buds opening in the garden gave her the old inrush of gladness when she saw them--that Diana's visits were pleasant to her and that Diana's merry words and ways moved her to laughter and smiles--that, in brief, the beautiful world of blossom and love and friendship had lost none of its power to please her fancy and thrill her heart, that life still called to her with many insistent voices.
And the voice in the gondola rolled on, piping melodiously of Effort and Self-Sacrifice, full of high purpose, full of beauty, full even of sympathy and the love of men, yet somehow eluding all that was actual and insistent in Leonard's life.
HE had a dreamy, far-away look in his eyes, and his sad, insistent voice, gentle-spoken as a maid's, seemed the placid embodiment of some deep-seated melancholy.
So insistent was my gaze that at last she stirred under the blankets, the top fold was thrown back and she smiled out on me, her eyes yet heavy with sleep.
Half were they minded to do this because of the grateful indolence after six days of insistent motion, half in conservation for the hours of dancing to come.
Composed by Wallingford Riegger, the score is strongly rhythmic, at times as insistent as a machine, at others shot through with an edginess that belies the unnatural quiet of the surface.
Bursting with comical prose and insistent on subverting cliched literary conventions, this fast-moving and unpredictable novel offers a satiric contemplation of contemporary art, lust, and adventure.
A source said: "Simon knows George is spending a lot of time dancing and that he's loving living his dream but he's insistent he needs his exams and should do well.
Silver has been insistent that the reasons for his objections have been that the overarching project was the one presented to him by the developers and that he couldn't approve a portion of that plan--Moynihan Station --without being able to fully analyze such things as the larger plan's financing and environmental impacts.
One of the towering achievements of cultural theory has been to establish gender and sexuality as legitimate objects of study, as well as matters of insistent political importance .
The Beeb man had permission to seek relief, but the marshall was insistent.