Origin of impatient
Examples from the Web for impatient
On AboveTopSecret, Syrian Sister was impatient for his execution.
When impatient or tired, as he often is in his wheelchair, he stims: tapping his head, biting his arm, rocking.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, a Plan B, one that places more stock in patient strategy as opposed to impatient action.Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe|Lloyd Green|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the shutdown is something of a sideshow, provoked by impatient conservatives who wanted confrontation.Democrats May Be Obstructionists Now, but They Have Good Reason|Jamelle Bouie|October 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Along with a cadre of other young, outspoken LGBT-rights activists in Yaoundé and Douala, Lembembe was impatient for change.
The clergyman, who was impatient to get his dinner, soon united the parties, and we saluted the bride.The Gold Hunter's Adventures|William H. Thomes
You're like impatient children; what you want you want quickly.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
Martha Phipps, sitting next to Galusha, stirred and uttered an impatient exclamation under her breath.Galusha the Magnificent|Joseph C. Lincoln
Mrs. March could hardly keep from laughing to see the children's impatience, though she felt nearly as impatient herself.Nelly's Silver Mine|Helen Hunt Jackson
But I could see, as hour after hour passed away, she grew anxious and impatient for his return.Cora and The Doctor|Harriette Newell Baker
British Dictionary definitions for impatient
Word Origin and History for impatient
late 14c., from Old French impacient (Modern French impatient), from Latin impatientem (nominative impatiens) "that cannot bear, intolerant, impatient," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + patiens (see patience). Related: Impatiently.