Definition of impatient in English:

impatient

Line breaks: im|pa¦tient
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

impatiently

adverb
More example sentences
  • The waiter started at me pointedly, making a show of violently tapping his foot impatiently.
  • He kept glancing at his watch and waited impatiently for his plan to unfold.
  • The sound of teeth being brushed is her cue and she stands impatiently at the bedroom door until I finish up and walk through.

Origin

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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