Request vs Importunity - What's the difference?

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Request is a related term of importunity.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between request and importunity

is that request is (obsolete) that which is asked for or requested while importunity is (obsolete) unseasonableness; an unsuitable or inappropriate time.

As nouns the difference between request and importunity

is that request is act of (l) while importunity is (obsolete) unseasonableness; an unsuitable or inappropriate time.

As a verb request

is to express the need or desire for.

request

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Act of (l).
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will marry her, sir, at your request .
  • A formal (l) requesting something.
  • of being sought after.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.
  • (obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.
  • * Bible, Psalms cvi. 15
  • He gave them their request .

    Synonyms

    * (act of requesting) asking, beseech, prayer, wish * (formal message requesting something) petition, postulation * (state of being sought after) demand

    Derived terms

    * discovery request * request for admission * request for production

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to express the need or desire for
  • to ask somebody to do something
  • Synonyms

    * (to express the need or desire for ): indicate, pray, wish * (to ask somebody to do something ): ask, bespeak, call for

    See also

    * * (wikipedia "request")

    Anagrams

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    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.