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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impatient mean? 

IMPATIENT (adjective)
  The adjective IMPATIENT has 2 senses:

1. restless or short of temper under delay or opposition
2. (usually followed by 'to') full of eagerness

  Familiarity information: IMPATIENT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IMPATIENT (adjective)

Sense 1impatient [BACK TO TOP]


Restless or short of temper under delay or opposition

Context examples:

impatient with the slower students / impatient of criticism


restive (impatient especially under restriction or delay)

unforbearing (unwilling to endure)


agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)


patient (enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance)

Sense 2impatient [BACK TO TOP]


(usually followed by 'to') full of eagerness


raring; impatient

Context examples:

impatient to begin / raring to go


eager (having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy)

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