the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.
quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
Cards (chiefly British). solitaire (def. 1).
Also called patience dock . a European dock, Rumex patientia, of the buckwheat family, whose leaves are often used as a vegetable.
Obsolete. leave; permission; sufference.
- su·per·pa·tience, noun
Other definitions for Patience (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use patience in a sentence
Ramen dough is much drier than eggy pasta dough, requiring both muscle and patience to bring it together.Making homemade ramen noodles is surprisingly challenging and totally worth it | By Catherine Tillman Whalen/Saveur | September 11, 2020 | Popular-Science
Along with good patience by Mahomes in delivering the ball and excellent execution by the offensive line, the play design gave running back Damien Williams a massive amount of open grass in a part of the field where space is rare.Scheme (And Sacks) Might Be All That Separate Patrick Mahomes And Deshaun Watson | Josh Hermsmeyer | September 10, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Think about all the traffic you could lose if over half of the visitors to your site leave simply because they don’t have the patience to stick around longer than three seconds for your site to load.Why site speed is critical for your SEO success and how to make it happen | Anthony Gaenzle | September 4, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
I needed an at-home solution, something I could turn to whenever the gnawing made me snap at my husband or lose patience with coworkers.
Women make good khat sellers because of a unique set of entrepreneurial skills, including marketing, patience and scouting target markets such as places hosting festivities, says Koshin.How the Pandemic Is Saving Lives in the Horn of Africa | Eromo Egbejule | September 3, 2020 | Ozy
Pinker is not a self-appointed enforcer of arbitrary rules, and he has little patience for purists, prigs, and pedants.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With | Nick Romeo | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But why is it especially important for people with little patience?
It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.
“Consequently, nearly everyone with much expertise but little patience will avoid editing Wikipedia,” Sanger lamented.
Users also require the bandwidth and patience to download large files (Flames of War is nearly a gigabyte).
Who is in a decrepit age, and that is in care about all things, and to the distrustful that loseth patience!The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Who has patience for the recapitulation of a string of names, when a group of faces may be placed simultaneously before him?
In a statuesque attitude, she sat, like Marius on the ruins of Carthage, or patience on a monument smiling at grief.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
This imputation on his son was too much for the small remnant of patience that remained to the Duke.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
"I thought he had great patience with his brother," offered Edna, glad to be talking about Robert, no matter what was said.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for patience
tolerant and even-tempered perseverance
the capacity for calmly enduring pain, trying situations, etc
mainly British any of various card games for one player only, in which the cards may be laid out in various combinations as the player tries to use up the whole pack: US equivalent: solitaire
obsolete permission; sufferance
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Other Idioms and Phrases with patience
see try one's patience.
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