Entreaty vs Importunity - What's the difference?

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Entreaty is a synonym of importunity.


As nouns the difference between entreaty and importunity

is that entreaty is the act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation while importunity is (obsolete) unseasonableness; an unsuitable or inappropriate time.

entreaty

English

Noun

(entreaties)
  • The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation.
  • We need an entreaty to stop the hostilities.
  • (archaic) A treatment; reception; entertainment.
  • importunity

    English

    Noun

    (importunities)
  • (obsolete) Unseasonableness; an unsuitable or inappropriate time.
  • A constant and insistent demanding.
  • Quotations

    * 1602 : , act 1 scene 3 lines 28-29-30-31 *: Then weigh what loss your honour may sustain *: If with too credent ear you list his songs *: Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open *: To his unmastered importunity . * 1611 : , Luke 11:8 *: I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. * 1766, *: Still, however, being surrounded with importunity , and no longer able to satisfy every request that was made him, instead of money he gave promises.