impatient

[im-pey-shuhnt]
adjective
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.
Idioms
4.
impatient of, intolerant of: impatient of any interruptions.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English impacient < Latin impatient- (stem of impatiēns) not enduring, not tolerating. See im-2, patient

impatiently, adverb
impatientness, noun
unimpatient, adjective
unimpatiently, adverb


1. uneasy, unquiet. 1, 2. irritable, testy, fretful, violent, hot; curt, brusque, abrupt. 3. hasty, impetuous, precipitate, sudden.


1. calm.
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impatient (ɪmˈpeɪʃənt)
 
adj (foll by of) (often foll by for)
1.  lacking patience; easily irritated at delay, opposition, etc
2.  exhibiting lack of patience: an impatient retort
3.  intolerant (of) or indignant (at): impatient of indecision
4.  restlessly eager (for something or to do something)
 
im'patiently
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

impatient
late 14c., from O.Fr. impacient, from L. impatientem, from im- (see in- + patientem (see patience).
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Example sentences
Over time, though, the commenters have gotten increasingly impatient with the
  endless stream of whining.
If you're on the street, look for the impatient expression on a pedestrian's
  face as he waits for the light to change.
To prevent the apprehended effect of such an inclination, my father was
  impatient to have me bound to my brother.
One becomes impatient for a member of this family to exchange a word with
  anyone outside it.
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