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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 im•pa•tient /ɪmˈpeɪʃənt/
USA pronunciation adj.
of or relating to impatience: The impatient teacher demanded that we answer her questions immediately.
indicating lack of patience: an impatient answer. eagerly desirous: was impatient to finish her dinner and go out and play. [be + ~ + to + verb ]
im•pa•tient•ly, adv.: waited impatiently in the car. See . -pat- WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 im•pa•tient
(im pā ′shənt), USA pronunciation adj.
not patient; not accepting delay, opposition, pain, etc., with calm or patience.
indicating lack of patience: an impatient answer.
restless in desire or expectation; eagerly desirous. Idioms impatient of, intolerant of: impatient of any interruptions.
im•pa ′tient•ly, adv.
im•pa ′tient•ness, n.
Latin impatient- (stem of impatiēns) not enduring, not tolerating. See im- 2, patient Middle English impacient 1350–1400
1. uneasy, unquiet. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 1, 2. irritable, testy, fretful, violent, hot; See corresponding entry in Unabridged curt, brusque, abrupt. 3. hasty, impetuous, precipitate, sudden. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
1. calm. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
impatient / ɪmˈpeɪʃənt/ adj lacking patience; easily irritated at delay, opposition, etc exhibiting lack of patience ( postpositive) followed by of: intolerant (of) or indignant (at): impatient of indecision ( postpositive) often followed by for: restlessly eager (for something or to do something) imˈpatiently adv
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