impatience definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
lack of patience; specif.,
- annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc.
- restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
Origin: Middle English impacience ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin impatientia
impatience definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The quality or condition of being impatient.