The tendency to be impatient; irritability or restlessness: she crumpled up the pages in a burst of impatience he was shifting in his seat with impatience
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- Her hair is clasped in an imperfect bun, her impatience with its ticklish irritation apparent.
- All the time, those in the queue behind me did not register the slightest show of impatience or displeasure.
- Any child gets to a point of impatience with his or her parents and the romance of having another mother or father must be terribly tempting.