- having or showing the capacity for endurance: a man patient of distractions.
- susceptible of: This statement is patient of criticism.
Origin of patient
Synonyms for patient
Antonyms for patient
Word Origin for patient
mid-14c., "enduring without complaint," from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem (see patience). Related: Patiently.
"suffering or sick person under medical treatment," late 14c., from Old French pacient (n.), from the adjective, from Latin patientem (see patience).