Definition of patience in English:


Syllabification: pa·tience
Pronunciation: /ˈpāSHəns



lose patience (or lose one's patience)

Become unable to keep one’s temper: even Lawrence finally lost patience with him
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  • 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.


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin patientia, from patient- 'suffering', from the verb pati.

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