Definition of importunity:
goading, ultimatum, prodding, aggravation, dun, spur, bugging, pestering, goad, requisition, urgency, harrying, appeal, vexation, botheration, spurring, harassment, teasing, bedevilment, request, petition, urging, solicitation, prod, claim, bothering, disturbance, persistence.
Wearied at last, Maggie gave it up for the time being, but her curiosity was thoroughly aroused, and for many days she persisted in her importunity, until at last, in self- defense, old Hagar, when she saw her coming, would steal away to the low- roofed chamber, and, hiding behind a pile of rubbish, would listen breathlessly while Margaret hunted for her in vain.- "Maggie Miller", Mary J. Holmes.
- "Christopher Columbus, Complete", Filson Young.
- "Autobiography of Anthony Trollope", Anthony Trollope.