[ im-pey-shuhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpeɪ ʃənt /
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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.
SYNONYMS FOR impatient
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Idioms for impatient
impatient of, intolerant of: impatient of any interruptions.
Origin of impatient
OTHER WORDS FROM impatientim·pa·tient·ly, adverbim·pa·tient·ness, nounun·im·pa·tient, adjectiveun·im·pa·tient·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for impatient
/ (ɪmˈpeɪʃənt) /
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)
Derived forms of impatientimpatiently, adverb
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