impatience

[ im-pey-shuhns ]
/ ɪmˈpeɪ ʃəns /

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

1175–1225; Middle English impacience<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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