impatient

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
im•pa•tient /ɪmˈpeɪʃənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to impatience:The impatient teacher demanded that we answer her questions immediately.
  2. indicating lack of patience:an impatient answer.
  3. eagerly desirous:[be + ~ + to + verb]was impatient to finish her dinner and go out and play.
im•pa•tient•ly, adv.: waited impatiently in the car.See -pat-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
im•pa•tient  (im pāshənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. not patient;
    not accepting delay, opposition, pain, etc., with calm or patience.
  2. indicating lack of patience:an impatient answer.
  3. restless in desire or expectation;
    eagerly desirous.
  4. Idiomsimpatient of, intolerant of:impatient of any interruptions.
im•patient•ly, adv. 
im•patient•ness, n. 
  • Latin impatient- (stem of impatiēns) not enduring, not tolerating. See im-2, patient
  • Middle English impacient 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged uneasy, unquiet.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged irritable, testy, fretful, violent, hot;
      curt, brusque, abrupt.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged hasty, impetuous, precipitate, sudden.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged calm.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

impatient /ɪmˈpeɪʃənt/ adj
  1. lacking patience; easily irritated at delay, opposition, etc
  2. exhibiting lack of patience
  3. (postpositive) followed by of: intolerant (of) or indignant (at): impatient of indecision
  4. (postpositive) often followed by for: restlessly eager (for something or to do something)

imˈpatiently adv



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