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im·pa·tient

 (ĭm-pā′shənt)
adj.
1. Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless.
2. Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant: impatient of criticism.
3. Expressing or produced by impatience: an impatient scowl.
4. Restively eager or desirous; anxious: impatient to begin.

[Middle English impacient, from Old French impatient, from Latin impatiēns, impatient- : in-, not; see in-1 + patiēns, present participle of patī, to suffer, endure; see patient.]

im·pa′tient·ly adv.

impatient

(ɪmˈpeɪʃənt)
adj
1. lacking patience; easily irritated at delay, opposition, etc
2. exhibiting lack of patience: an impatient retort.
3. (foll by: of) intolerant (of) or indignant (at): impatient of indecision.
4. (often foll by: for) restlessly eager (for something or to do something)
imˈpatiently adv

im•pa•tient

(ɪmˈpeɪ ʃənt)

adj.
1. not readily accepting interference; intolerant.
2. indicating lack of patience: an impatient answer.
3. restless in desire or expectation; eagerly desirous.
[1350–1400; Middle English impacient < Latin impatiēns not tolerating]
im•pa′tient•ly, adv.

impatient

- Meaning "not able to bear or suffer," based on Latin pati, "to suffer."
See also related terms for suffer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impatient - restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition; "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
patient - enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"
2.impatient - (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness; "impatient to begin"; "raring to go"
eager - having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look"

impatient

adjective
1. cross, tense, annoyed, irritated, prickly, edgy, touchy, bad-tempered, intolerant, petulant, ill-tempered, cantankerous, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), chippy (informal), hot-tempered, quick-tempered, crotchety (informal), ill-humoured, narky (Brit. slang), out of humour He becomes impatient as the hours pass.
2. irritable, fiery, abrupt, hasty, snappy, indignant, curt, vehement, brusque, irascible, testy Beware of being too impatient with others.
irritable tolerant, easy-going

impatient

adjective
1. Being unable or unwilling to endure irritation or opposition, for example:
2. Intensely desirous or interested:
Informal: raring.
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.
Translations
netrpělivý
utålmodig
kärsimätön
nestrpljiv
óòolinmóîur
いらいらしている
성급한
nekantriai
neiecietīgsnepacietīgs
nepotrpežljivnestrpen
ivrigotålig
ไม่อดทน
thiếu kiên nhẫn

impatient

[ɪmˈpeɪʃənt] ADJ
1. (= irascible) [person] → impaciente, sin paciencia; [gesture] → de impaciencia
to get impatient (with sth/sb)perder la paciencia or impacientarse (con algo/algn)
to make sb impatientimpacientar a algn
2. (= eager) → impaciente
to be impatient to do sthestar impaciente por hacer algo

impatient

[ɪmˈpeɪʃənt] adj
[person] → impatient(e)
She was impatient with the delay
BUT Elle s'impatientait à cause du retard.
to be impatient with sb → se montrer impatient(e) avec qn
He was very impatient with students who could not follow him → Il se montrait très impatient avec les étudiants qui ne pouvaient le suivre.
to get impatient → s'impatienter
People are getting impatient → Les gens commencent à s'impatienter.
to get impatient at sth → manifester son impatience devant qch
Patients are getting impatient at the poor service provided by some GP practices → Les patients manifestent leur impatience devant la piètre qualité du service facturé par certains généralistes.
to grow impatient → s'impatienter
[gesture, movement] → impatient(e)
(= eager) to be impatient for sth → attendre impatiemment qch
to be impatient to do sth → être impatient(e) de faire qch
He was impatient to get home → Il était impatient de rentrer à la maison.

impatient

adjungeduldig; (= intolerant)unduldsam (of gegenüber); to be impatient to do somethingunbedingt etw tun wollen

impatient

[ɪmˈpeɪʃnt] adj (eager) → impaziente; (irascible) → insofferente
to get or grow impatient (with sb/over sth) → perdere la pazienza (con qn/per qc)
impatient to do sth → impaziente di fare qc

impatient

(imˈpeiʃənt) adjective
not willing to wait or delay; not patient. Don't be so impatient – it will soon be your turn.
imˈpatience noun
imˈpatiently adverb

impatient

نَافِذُ الصَّبْرُ netrpělivý utålmodig ungeduldig ανυπόμονος impaciente kärsimätön impatient nestrpljiv impaziente いらいらしている 성급한 ongeduldig utålmodig niecierpliwy impaciente нетерпеливый otålig ไม่อดทน sabırsız thiếu kiên nhẫn 不耐烦的

impatient

a. impaciente;
v.
to get, to become ___impacientarse, perder la paciencia.
References in classic literature ?
Amy heard the clash of skates, and looked out with an impatient exclamation.
The aged Indian proceeded slowly toward the hut where the impatient youths awaited him.
He seemed conscious of possessing a keener power of enjoyment than other people; his quick recognitions made him frantically impatient of deliberate judgments.
Yielding to his powerful interest in the subject, and impatient of a delay that seemed fraught with so much additional danger, Heyward drew still nigher to the dusky group, with an intention of making his offers of compensation more definite, when the white man, motioning with his hand, as if he conceded the disputed point, turned away, saying in a sort of soliloquy, and in the English tongue:
The astonishment and bewilderment of the party had gradually given way to a boyish and impatient interest.
The guest made an impatient gesture of the hand, and addressed Hepzibah with what might easily be recognized as the licensed irritability of a petted member of the family.
Some six handfuls were obtained; but more was unavoidably lost in the sea, and still more, perhaps, might have been secured were it not for impatient Ahab's loud command to Stubb to desist, and come on board, else the ship would bid them good bye.
This man was as hard-tempered and hard-handed as Samson; he always spoke in a rough, impatient voice, and if I did not move in the stall the moment he wanted me, he would hit me above the hocks with his stable broom or the fork, whichever he might have in his hand.
When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended show, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour--for the horse was soon tackled--was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.
I was even impatient for to- morrow to come, I so wanted to gather in that great triumph and be the center of all the nation's wonder and reverence.
Tell her not to be impatient, it will take me several days, but it will all come out right, and I will come over and report progress as I go along.
We were impatient to get away, now, and the rest of our two-hour stop rather dragged.