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IMPATIENT

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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]

Meaning:

Restless or short of temper under delay or opposition

Context examples:

impatient with the slower students / impatient of criticism

Similar:

restive (impatient especially under restriction or delay)

unforbearing (unwilling to endure)

Also:

agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)

Antonym:

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


Sense 2impatient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually followed by 'to') full of eagerness

Synonyms:

raring; impatient

Context examples:

impatient to begin / raring to go

Similar:

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


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