Too poor to pay, and too proud to importune, the lonely-hearted Hannah could not attain her elusive orgasm by means other than her own hands.
- To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry.
- Obsolete: To import; to signify.
- Obsolete: To require; to demand.
- Obsolete: Inopportune; unseasonable.
- Obsolete: Troublesome; vexatious; persistent; urgent; hence, vexatious on account of untimely urgency or perinacious solicitation.
From Middle French importuner, from Medieval Latin importunari (“to make oneself troublesome”), from Latin importunus (“unfit, troublesome”), originally “having no harbor”.
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Importune. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/importune. Accessed 30 July 2021.
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