Syn.Insist, Persist. — Insist implies some alleged right, as authority or claim. Persist may be from obstinacy alone, and either with or against rights. We insist as against others; we persist in what exclusively relates to ourselves; as, he persisted in that course; he insisted on his friend's adopting it. C. J. Smith.

(In*sist"ence) n. The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency.

(In*sist"ent) a. [L. insistens, -entis, p. pr. of insistere.]

1. Standing or resting on something; as, an insistent wall. Sir H. Wotton.

2. Insisting; persistent; persevering.

3. (Zoöl.) See Incumbent.

(In*sist"ent*ly), adv. In an insistent manner.

(In*sis"ture) n. A dwelling or standing on something; fixedness; persistence. [Obs.] Shak.

(In*si"ti*en*cy) n. [Pref. in- not + L. sitiens, p. pr. of sitire to be thirsty, fr. sitis thirst.] Freedom from thirst. [Obs.]

The insitiency of a camel for traveling in deserts.

(In*si"tion) n. [L. insitio, fr. inserere, insitum, to sow or plant in, to ingraft; pref. in- in + serere, satum, to sow.] The insertion of a scion in a stock; ingraftment. Ray.

In situ
(||In` si"tu) [L.] In its natural position or place; — said of a rock or fossil, when found in the situation in which it was originally formed or deposited.

(In*snare") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insnared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Insnaring.] [Written also ensnare.]

1. To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means. "Insnare a gudgeon." Fenton.

2. To take by wiles, stratagem, or deceit; to involve in difficulties or perplexities; to seduce by artifice; to inveigle; to allure; to entangle.

The insnaring charms
Of love's soft queen.

(In*snar"er) n. One who insnares.

(In*snarl") v. t. To make into a snarl or knot; to entangle; to snarl. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

(In`so*bri"e*ty) n. [Pref. in- not + obriety: cf. F. insobriété.] Want of sobriety, moderation, or calmness; intemperance; drunkenness.

(In*so`cia*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. insociabilité.] The quality of being insociable; want of sociability; unsociability. [R.] Bp. Warburton.

(In*so"cia*ble) a. [L. insociabilis: cf. F. insociable. See In- not, and Sociable.]

1. Incapable of being associated, joined, or connected. [Obs.]

Lime and wood are insociable.
Sir H. Wotton.

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