Antonyms of adj insistent

2 senses of insistent

Sense 1
insistent, repetitive -- (repetitive and persistent; "the bluejay's insistent cry")

INDIRECT (VIA continual) -> sporadic -- (recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids")

Sense 2
clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant -- (demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need")

INDIRECT (VIA imperative) -> beseeching, pleading, imploring -- (begging)

Similarity of adj insistent

2 senses of insistent

Sense 1
insistent, repetitive -- (repetitive and persistent; "the bluejay's insistent cry")
       => continual (vs. sporadic) -- (occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters")

Sense 2
clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant -- (demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need")
       => imperative (vs. beseeching) -- (requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative")

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