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 for insistent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insistent \In*sist"ent\, a. [L. insistens, -entis, p. pr. of
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     1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall.
        --Sir H. Wotton.
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     2. Insisting; persistent; persevering.
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     3. (Zool.) See Incumbent.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: repetitive and persistent; "the bluejay's insistent cry"
             [syn: insistent, repetitive]
      2: demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need";
         "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"-
         H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need" [syn:
         clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "insistent":
     acute, assertive, assiduous, burning, cajoling, clamant, clamorous,
     coaxing, compelling, constant, continuing, critical, crucial,
     crying, demanding, determined, diligent, dire, dogged, draining,
     dunning, emphatic, enduring, exacting, exigent, exorbitant,
     extortionate, faithful, firm, forceful, grasping, high-pressure,
     high-priority, immutable, imperative, imperious, importunate,
     inalterable, indefatigable, indomitable, industrious, inexorable,
     instant, invincible, lasting, loud, loyal, nagging, never-tiring,
     obstinate, obtrusive, patient, patient as Job, permanent,
     perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious,
     pestering, pivotal, plaguing, plodding, plugging, preoccupied,
     pressing, rapt, relentless, resolute, resounding, sedulous,
     single-minded, sleepless, slogging, stable, steadfast, steady,
     stubborn, taxing, teasing, tenacious, tireless, unabating,
     uncompromising, unconquerable, undaunted, undiscouraged,
     undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching,
     unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting,
     unremitting, unsleeping, unswerving, untiring, unwavering,
     unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, unyielding, urgent,
     utterly attentive, weariless, wheedling

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