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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Importune

IMPORTU'NE, verb transitive [Latin importunus; in and porto, to bear on.]

To request with urgency; to press with solicitation; to urge with frequent or unceasing application.

Their ministers and residents here have perpetually importuned the court with unreasonable demands.

IMPORTU'NE, adjective [Latin importunus. Formerly accented on the second syllable.]

1. Pressing in request; urgent; troublesome by frequent demands; vexatious; unreasonable.

2. Unseasonable.

[This word is obsolete; being superseded by importunate, unless perhaps in poetry.]