Impatient Definition

Feeling or showing a lack of patience.
Webster's New World
Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless.
American Heritage
Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant.
Impatient of criticism.
American Heritage
Expressing or produced by impatience.
An impatient scowl.
American Heritage
Restively eager or desirous; anxious.
Impatient to begin.
American Heritage

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Impatient

  • impatient of

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

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