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.