(Im*port"er) n. One who imports; the merchant who brings goods into a country or state;
opposed to exporter.
(Im*port"ing), a. Full of meaning. [Obs.] Shak.
(Im*port"less), a. Void of meaning. [Obs.] Shak.
(Im*por"tu*na*ble) a. Heavy; insupportable. [Obs.] Sir T. More.
(Im*por"tu*na*cy) n. [From Importunate.] The quality of being importunate; importunateness.
(Im*por"tu*nate) a. [See Importune.]
1. Troublesomely urgent; unreasonably solicitous; overpressing in request or demand; urgent; teasing; as,
an impotunate petitioner, curiosity. Whewell.
2. Hard to be borne; unendurable. [R.] Donne.
Im*por"tu*nate*ly, adv. Im*por"tu*nate*ness, n.
(Im*por"tu*na`tor) n. One who importunes; an importuner. [Obs.] Sir E. Sandys.
(Im`por*tune") a. [F. importun, L. importunus; pref. im- not + a derivative from the root of
portus harbor, importunus therefore orig. meaning, hard of access. See Port harbor, and cf. Importunate.]
1. Inopportune; unseasonable. [Obs.]
2. Troublesome; vexatious; persistent; urgent; hence, vexatious on account of untimely urgency or pertinacious
And their importune fates all satisfied.Spenser.
Of all other affections it [envy] is the most importune and continual.Bacon.
(Im`por*tune"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Importuned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Importuning.] [From Importune,
a.: cf. F. importuner.]
1. To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or
pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry.
Their ministers and residents here have perpetually importuned the court with unreasonable demands.Swift.
2. To import; to signify. [Obs.] "It importunes death." Spenser.
(Im`por*tune"), v. i. To require; to demand. [Obs.]
We shall write to you,Shak.
As time and our concernings shall importune.
(Im`por*tune"ly), adv. In an importune manner. [Obs.]
(Im`por*tun"er) n. One who importunes.