AskDefine | Define importunate

Dictionary Definition

importunate adj : expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog"; "she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent"; "a pleading note in her voice" [syn: appealing, imploring, pleading]

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English

Etymology

From importunus + -ate.

Pronunciation

  • /ɪmˈpɔːtjuːnət/

Adjective

  1. Persistent or pressing.

Translations

Italian

Verb

importunate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, importunare#Italian|importunare

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