Definition of importunous in English:

importunous

adjective

rare, archaic
  • Troublesome, burdensome; importunate.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Bartholomew Yong (bap. 1560, d. 1612), translator. From classical Latin importūnus importune + -ous.

Pronunciation

importunous

/ˌɪmpəˈtʃuːnəs//ˌɪmpəˈtjuːnəs//ˌɪmpɔːˈtjuːnəs/