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English definition of “insistence”

insistence

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈsɪs.təns/ us  
an occasion when you demand something and refuse to accept opposition, or when you say firmly that something is true: Insistence on better working conditions by the union has resulted in fewer employee absences. At her father's insistence, Amelia's been moved into a new class. [+ that] Her insistence that she should have the best room annoyed everyone.
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