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Meaning of “insistence” in the English Dictionary

"insistence" in British English

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insistencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈsɪs.təns/
an ​occasion when you ​demand something and ​refuse to ​acceptopposition, or when you say ​firmly that something is ​true: Insistence onbetterworkingconditions by the ​union has ​resulted in fewer ​employeeabsences. At her ​father's insistence, Amelia's been ​moved into a new ​class. [+ that] Her insistence that she should have the ​bestroomannoyed everyone.
(Definition of insistence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insistence" in American English

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insistencenoun [U]

 us   /ɪnˈsɪs·təns/
the ​act of ​stating or ​demanding something ​forcefully: At his insistence, I ​continuedliving with my ​mother. Her insistence that he ​bring her took him by ​surprise.
(Definition of insistence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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