importune definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To beset with insistent or duplicated requests; entreat pressingly.
    • Archaic to inquire of for urgently or over and over repeatedly.
    • To annoy; vex.
    • To request or obtain, with urgency; to hit with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; therefore, to tease; to irritate; to fret.
    • To import; to represent.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To plead or urge irksomely, often persistently. See Synonyms at beg.
    • To need; to need.
  • adjective:
    • Importunate.
    • Grievous, severe, exacting.
    • inopportune; unseasonable
    • troublesome; vexatious; persistent
    • Inopportune; unseasonable.
    • Troublesome; vexatious; persistent; immediate; for this reason, vexatious due to untimely urgency or pertinacious solicitation.
  • verb:
    • To bother, difficulty, irritate.
    • To harass with persistent requests.
    • To method of provide an individual's services as a prostitute, or else make inappropriate proposals.
    • beg persistently and urgently
  • others:
    • Unseasonable; inopportune; untimely.
    • Importunate.
    • To press or harass with solicitation; ply or beset with unremitting petitions or demands; crave or require persistently.
    • To crave or need persistently; beg for urgently.
    • To annoy; irritate; molest.
    • [A false usage, by confusion with import.] To import; signify; imply.
    • Synonyms Request, Beg, Tease (see ask); appeal to, plead with, beset, desire, plague, worry, hit, dun.
    • to produce demands or demands urgently and persistently.
  • noun:
    • An importunate individual; one offensively persistent.

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