Impatient definition

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Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant.

Impatient of criticism.

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Expressing or produced by impatience.

An impatient scowl.

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Feeling or showing a lack of patience.
  • Feeling or showing annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc.
  • Feeling or showing restless eagerness to do something, go somewhere, etc.
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The definition of impatient is have a lack of patience.

An example of an impatient person is someone who gets angry after waiting only five minutes for a doctor's appointment.

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Anxious and eager, especially to begin something.
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Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience.

Impatient speeches or replies.

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Restively eager or desirous; anxious.

Impatient to begin.

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Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless.
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impatient of
  • not willing to bear or tolerate
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of impatient

  • Middle English impacient from Old French impatient from Latin impatiēns impatient- in- not in–1 patiēns present participle of patī to suffer, endure patient

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French impacient (modern: impatient), from Latin impatiens.

    From Wiktionary