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.
impatient of, intolerant of: impatient of any interruptions.
Origin of impatient
Synonyms for impatient
Antonyms for impatient
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lacking patience; easily irritated at delay, opposition, etc
exhibiting lack of patiencean impatient retort
(postpositive foll by of) intolerant (of) or indignant (at)impatient of indecision
(postpositive often foll by for) restlessly eager (for something or to do something)
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