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English definition of “insistence”

insistence

noun [U]     /ɪnˈsɪstəns/
DEMAND a demand that something must be done or that you must have a particular thing: [+ that] his insistence that his children should have a good education Clare's insistence on a vegetarian diet caused arguments with her mother.Making appeals and requests
SAYING SOMETHING IS TRUE the act of saying firmly that something is true, especially when other people do not believe you: [+ that] Jane was in trouble despite her insistence that she had done nothing wrong.Stressing and emphasizing
(Definition of insistence noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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