A Word A Day : Importune
Saturday, 25th August 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : (im-por'chun)
1. To beset with insistent or repeated requests
2. To entreat pressingly
3. To ask for urgently or repeatedly
4. To plead or urge irksomely, often persistently
5. To trouble persistently from or as if from all sides
1. give in
2. be feeble
• Too poor for a bribe and too proud to importune
, He had not the method of making a fortune.
• I continued to importune
her to enlighten me.
Importuner, Importunity, Importunacy
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