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.Grew.
(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` 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 charmsGlover.
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.