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impatience

[ im-pey-shuhns ]
/ ɪmˈpeɪ ʃəns /
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noun
lack of patience.
eager desire for relief or change; restlessness.
intolerance of anything that thwarts, delays, or hinders.
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Origin of impatience

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English impacience, from Latin impatientia; see im-2, patience
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British Dictionary definitions for impatience

impatience
/ (ɪmˈpeɪʃəns) /

noun
lack of patience; intolerance of or irritability with anything that impedes or delays
restless desire for change and excitement
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