Importune meaning

ĭm'pôr-to͝on', -tyo͝on', ĭm-pôr'chən
To make an earnest request of (someone), especially insistently or repeatedly.
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The definition of importune is requests that are urgent and often.

An example of importune used as an adjective is importune barking, the begging of a dog to go outside.

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To importune is defined as to ask for something over and over.

An example of to importune is to beg someone for money.

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To plead or urge irksomely, often persistently.
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Importunate.
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To trouble with requests or demands; urge or entreat persistently or repeatedly.
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To ask for urgently; demand.
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To trouble; annoy.
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To make urgent requests or demands.
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To harass with persistent requests.
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To approach to offer one's services as a prostitute, or otherwise make improper proposals.
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Francis Bacon.

Of all other affections it [envy] is the most importune and continual.

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Origin of importune

  • French importuner from Old French importun inopportune from Latin importūnus in- not in–1 portus port, refuge per-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French importuner, from Medieval Latin importunari (“to make oneself troublesome”), from Latin importunus (“unfit, troublesome”), originally "having no harbor"
    From Wiktionary