- Suddenly you feel irritated with others and impatient with your own inability to do things as well or as quickly as you hoped.
- He quickly grew impatient with it, though he could not speak to Isobel of why.
- Last week's conflict was provoked by the arrogance of a Prime Minister impatient with the parliamentary process.
- Impatient for progress and impatient of toffs, we just have no sympathy for the fact that they can't get along with the world as it is changing.
- But I am still impatient for a medal and having missed out on competing in the individual competition this time I really want to get one in the relay.
- Sometimes I wish they could stay kids forever and at others I'm impatient for them to grow up and venture out into the world so I can see what they make of their lives.
- Therefore, although impatient for the morning, I slept soundly and had no need of cheering dreams.
Late Middle English (in the senses 'lacking patience' and 'unbearable'): via Old French from Latin impatient- 'not bearing, impatient', from in- 'not' + pati 'suffer, bear'.
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