1The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious: you can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the rubbish I have run out of patience with her
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- In my experience foreigners have no patience with this sort of thinking.
- I made a third phone call a few days later, but their patience with me was obviously running out.
- He is a decent hitter, has great patience at the plate and is defensively solid.
forbearance, tolerance, restraint, self-restraint, resignation, stoicism, fortitude, sufferance, endurance;
calmness, composure, even temper, even-temperedness, equanimity, equilibrium, serenity, tranquillity, imperturbability, unexcitability, understanding, indulgence, lenience, kindness, consideration
rare longanimity, inexcitability
perseverance, persistence, endurance, tenacity, diligence, assiduity, application, staying power, indefatigability, doggedness, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, obstinacy, insistence, singleness of purpose, purposefulness, pertinacity
lose patience (or lose one's patience)
- Become unable to keep one’s temper: even Laurence finally lost patience with himMore example sentences
- Gareth was slowly losing his patience and temper as he tried to get them to block each other's blows.
- Rhea was close to losing her patience and her temper.
- Just keep a cool head and don't lose your patience or your temper.