Definition of importunate:
appealing, pleading, animated, clamorous, yearning, insistent, impetuous, hot, burning, intent, beseeching, intense, longing, vehement, continue, pressing, keen, enthusiastic, urgent, persistent, impatient, anxious, importune, ardent, eager, desirous, urgent, zealous, harassing, glowing, fervent, imploring, earnest, disturbing.
It had been understood, or Margaret imagined that it had been understood, that he, at least, was to have remained; that he had, in fact, been counting the hours until the departure of importunate strangers should leave him free to show the real bent of his inclinations.- "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.
- "Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera", Charles M. Taylor, Jr..
- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.