Pronunciation of Insistent
/ɪnsˈɪstənt/, /ɪnsˈɪstənt/, /ɪ_n_s_ˈɪ_s_t_ə_n_t/

Antonyms for insistent:

beseeching, sporadic.

Synonyms for insistent:

Sense 1

sedulous, stoutly, would-be, untiring, aspiring, unbroken, overambitious, vaulting, purposeful, strenuous, heroic, ambitious, tough-minded, emphatic, undeterred, driven, hell-bent, unbowed, unstoppable, stout, unswerving, single-minded.

Sense 2

grim, unrelenting, hotly, dogmatic, gritty, importunate, aggressive.

Sense 3

iron, competitive, urgent, robust.

Sense 5


Sense 10




Other synonyms and related words:

exigent, competitive, iron, continual, vaulting, pertinacious, unswerving, clamant, untiring, sedulous, aspiring, blatant, strident, clamorous, dogmatic, imperative, pigheaded, importunate, instant, urgent, repetitive, vociferous, tough-minded, emphatic, ambitious, heroic, driven, robust, purposeful, unrelenting, overambitious, repetitious, crying, patient, inst, hot, exacting, strenuous, single-minded, forceful, unbroken, aggressive, unstoppable.

affirmative (adjective)

certain, assertive, positive, affirmative, predicative, sure, declarative, definite, categorical.

aggressive (adjective)


all (adjective)


demanding (adjective)

emphatic, urgent, persistent, imperative, exigent, clamant, crying, resolute, unrelenting, forceful, assertive, obstinate, persevering, importunate, clamorous, dogged.

obstinate (adjective)


resolute (adjective)

implacable, valiant, devoted, tough, set, serious, resolved, faithful, earnest, persevering, plucky, bold, relentless, courageous, iron-willed, loyal, unflinching, staunch, steadfast, deliberate, dauntless, inexorable, diligent, intent, ruthless, decisive, unyielding, determined, hearty, strong-willed, strong-minded, persistent, resolute, unshakeable, willing, reliable, uncompromising, unwavering, thorough, stubborn, spunky, unchangeable, unbending, committed, zealous, steady, dogged, bullheaded, stern, tireless, fearless, firm, indefatigable, indomitable, decided, headstrong, dedicated, true, constant, steely, tenacious.

tenacious (adjective)

bold, strong-willed, determined, strong, decisive, plucky, dogged, fervent, headstrong, diligent, tough, enduring, obstinate, hard, true, stubborn, stiff, indomitable, brave, tenacious, faithful, resolute, tireless, persistent, devoted, stony, obdurate, persevering, hearty, spunky, steadfast, undaunted, courageous, bullheaded, dauntless, flintlike, unflagging, staunch, indefatigable, bulldogged.

Sense 1 (noun)

competitive, driven, ambitious, sedulous, purposeful.

Sense 2 (noun)

importunate, urgent.

Sense 3 (noun)

emphatic, forceful.

insistent (noun)

crying, repetitive, imperative, continual, exigent, instant, clamant.

persistent (noun)


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