importune - Dictionary definition and meaning for word importune
Im (not) + portune (fortune). Someone who doesn't have fortune BEGS PERSISTANTLY.
Some countries have great misfortune because they have to beg for everything, such as food,electricity,etc. They have to plead to other countries for their necessities.
Imp+or+tune: Relate the word with IMPLORE. Hence importune is to implore or beg
When you hear the word "IMPORTUNE", think about "INTO TOON" A kid, that is so into cartoons, begs his mother to let him watch his/her fav show, becoz it's urgent. and won't sleep without watching it.
IMPORTUNE is to IMPLORE because of bad FORTUNE.
Importune sounds like Important. If the thing is important for you....you might as well beg for it!
Important things are worth nagging and begging for.
IMPORT & TUNE. These days young kids are BEGGING their parents to IMPORT and TUNE MOTORCYCLES.
Think of Chinese people begging to import their stuff to the US