- the quality of being insistent
- the act or an instance of insisting
Insistence is defined as the quality or act of being demanding.
An example of insistence is continually asking to see a doctor after being told that no one is available.
(countable and uncountable, plural insistences)
From Middle French insistance
- Why, after years of insistence on domination?
- Freeman advanced the study of history in England in two special directions, by insistence on the unity of history, and by teaching the importance and right use of original authorities.
- The only thing that seemed to click was Evelyn's insistence that there were no spiders.
- Their insistence on the personal aspect of religious experience made it impossible for Friends to countenance the setting apart of any man or building for the purpose of divine worship to the exclusion of all others.
- Broadly speaking, the " smaller body" is characterized by a rigid adherence to old forms of dress and speech, to a disapproval of music and art, and to an insistence on the " Inward Light " which, at times, leaves but little room for the Scriptures or the historic Christ, although with no definite or intended repudiation of them.