how to pronounce insistent


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insistent is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of insistent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… uh the bible is insistent upon the …”

meanings of insistent


  1. Standing or resting on something.
  2. Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.
  3. Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.
  4. Standing on end: specifically said of the hind toe of a bird when its base is inserted so high on the shank that only its tip touches the ground: correlated with incumbent.

insistent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word insistent occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics insistent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that insistent can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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