lack of patience; specif.,
- annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc.
- restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
Origin of impatienceMiddle English impacience from Old French from Classical Latin impatientia
The quality or condition of being impatient.
(countable and uncountable, plural impatiences)
From Old French impacience (modern: impatience), from Latin impatientia.