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Incessant vs. Insistent — What's the Difference?

Incessant vs. Insistent — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Incessant and Insistent

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Incessant

Continuing without interruption.
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Insistent

Insisting on or demanding something; not allowing refusal
Tony's soft, insistent questioning
She was very insistent that I call her
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Incessant

Without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance.
The dog's incessant barking kept the girl awake all night.
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Insistent

Continuing in a prolonged and demanding way
A telephone started ringing, loud and insistent
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Incessant

Continuing or following without interruption; unceasing; unitermitted; uninterrupted; continual; as, incessant clamors; incessant pain, etc.
Against the castle gate, . . . Which with incessant force and endless hate,They batter'd day and night and entrance did await.
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Insistent

Firm in asserting a demand or an opinion; unyielding.
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Incessant

Occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted;
A child's incessant questions
Your perpetual (or continual) complaints
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Insistent

Demanding attention or a response
Insistent hunger.
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Incessant

Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing;
The ceaseless thunder of surf
In constant pain
Night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
The never-ending search for happiness
The perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
Man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
Unremitting demands of hunger
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Insistent

Repetitive and persistent
The jay's insistent cry.
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Insistent

(obsolete) Standing or resting on something.
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Insistent

Urgent in dwelling upon anything; persistent in urging or maintaining.
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Insistent

Extorting attention or notice; coercively staring or prominent; vivid; intense.
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Insistent

(ornithology) 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.
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Insistent

Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall.
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Insistent

Insisting; persistent; persevering.
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Insistent

See Incumbent.
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Insistent

Persistently continual;
The bluejay's insistent cry
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Insistent

Demanding attention;
Clamant needs
A crying need
Regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous
Insistent hunger
An instant need
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