IMPORTU'NE, v.t. [L. importunus; in and porto, to bear on.]

To request with urgency; to press with solicitation; to urge with frequent or unceasing application.

Their ministers and residents here have perpetually importuned the court with unreasonable demands.

IMPORTU'NE, a. [L. importunus. Formerly accented on the second syllable.]

1. Pressing in request; urgent; troublesome by frequent demands; vexatious; unreasonable.

2. Unseasonable.

[This word is obsolete; being superseded by importunate, unless perhaps in poetry.]