Definition of “insistence” - English Dictionary

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“insistence” in British English

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insistencenoun [ U ]

uk /ɪnˈsɪs.təns/ us /ɪnˈsɪs.təns/

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.

(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 continued living 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)