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Synonyms of 'insistent'

(adjective) 
Definition
making continual and persistent demands
He is most insistent on this point.
Synonyms
emphatic
His response was immediate and emphatic.
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persistent
He phoned again this morning – he's very persistent.
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demanding
a very demanding child
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pressing
There is a pressing need for more funds.
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dogged
through sheer dogged determination
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urgent
His mother leaned forward and spoke to him in urgent undertones.
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persevering
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importunate (formal)
My receptionist shielded me from importunate visitors.
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(adjective) 
Definition
demanding attention
the insistent rhythms of dance music
Synonyms
persistent
flooding caused by persistent rain
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repeated
Repeated absence from school is problem behavior.
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constant
The frontier was a constant source of conflict.
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incessant
Incessant rain made conditions almost intolerable.
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unremitting
boarding school, where I spent six years of unremitting misery
thanks to his unremitting efforts

Additional synonyms

in the sense of constant
Definition
continuous
The frontier was a constant source of conflict.
in the sense of demanding
a very demanding child
in the sense of dogged
Definition
obstinately determined
through sheer dogged determination

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