Im`por*tunee" (?), 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.]


Inopportune; unseasonable.



Troublesome; vexatious; persistent; urgent; hence, vexatious on account of untimely urgency or perinacious solicitation.


And their importune fates all satisfied. Spenser.

Of all other affections it [envy] is the most importune and continual. Bacon.


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