importunate








adjective

  1. urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so.
  2. pertinacious, as solicitations or demands.
  3. troublesome; annoying: importunate demands from the children for attention.

adjective

  1. persistent or demanding; insistent
  2. rare troublesome; annoying
adj.

1520s, from importune + -ate, or else from Medieval Latin importunatus, past participle of importunari. Related: Importunately (mid-15c.).

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