importune

See also: importuné

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French importuner, from Medieval Latin importunari (to make oneself troublesome), from Latin importunus (unfit, troublesome), originally "having no harbor"

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪmpɔːˈtjuːn/, /ɪmˈpɔːtjuːn/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪmpɔɹˈtuːn/

VerbEdit

importune (third-person singular simple present importunes, present participle importuning, simple past and past participle importuned)

  1. To bother, trouble, irritate.
  2. To harass with persistent requests.
  3. To approach to offer one's services as a prostitute, or otherwise make improper proposals.
  4. (obsolete) To import; to signify.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

importune (comparative more importune, superlative most importune)

  1. (obsolete) Grievous, severe, exacting.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      And therewithall he fiercely at him flew, / And with importune outrage him assayld [...].
  2. (obsolete) Inopportune; unseasonable.
  3. (obsolete) Troublesome; vexatious; persistent.

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

importune

  1. first-person singular present indicative of importuner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of importuner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of importuner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of importuner
  5. second-person singular imperative of importuner

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

importune f pl

  1. feminine plural of importuno

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

importūne

  1. vocative masculine singular of importūnus

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

importune

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of importunar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of importunar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of importunar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of importunar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

importune

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of importunar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of importunar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of importunar.