The definition of importune is requests that are urgent and often.(adjective)
An example of importune used as an adjective is importune barking, the begging of a dog to go outside.
To importune is defined as to ask for something over and over.(verb)
An example of to importune is to beg someone for money.
See importune in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr importuner < the adj.
Origin: ME < OFr importun < L importunus, unsuitable, troublesome < in-, not + (op) < portunus: see opportune
See importune in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb im·por·tuned, im·por·tun·ing, im·por·tunes verb, transitive
Origin: French importuner
Origin: , from Old French importun, inopportune
Origin: , from Latin importūnus
Origin: : in-, not; see in-1
Origin: + portus, port, refuge; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
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