noun, plural im·por·tu·ni·ties for 2.

  1. the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation.
  2. importunities, importunate solicitations or demands.

early 15c., “persistence, insistence; over-eagerness,” from Middle French importunité (14c.), from Latin importunitatem (nominative importunitas) “unsuitableness; unmannerliness, incivility,” from importunus “unfit, troublesome” (see importune).

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