impatient


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

impatient

- Meaning "not able to bear or suffer," based on Latin pati, "to suffer."
See also related terms for suffer.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

impatient

adjungeduldig; (= intolerant)unduldsam (of gegenüber); to be impatient to do somethingunbedingt etw tun wollen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

impatient

a. impaciente;
v.
to get, to become ___impacientarse, perder la paciencia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
His soul, however, became impatient and full of longing for those whom he loved: because he had still much to give them.
I would urge them more myself, but that I am impatient to be rid of him, as Mainwaring comes within half an hour.
The patriarch having met with many obstacles and disappointments in his return to Abyssinia, grew impatient of being so long absent from his church.
Hunt now became impatient of these incumbrances, and urged him clamorously to push forward, crying out that they should all starve.
I had their help with the first steps so far as the recitations from Ollendorff were concerned, but I was impatient to read German, or rather to read one German poet who had seized my fancy from the first line of his I had seen.
For though I had promised myself not to let my kinsman out of sight, I was both so impatient for a nearer look of the sea, and so sickened by the closeness of the room, that when he told me to "run down-stairs and play myself awhile," I was fool enough to take him at his word.
Her answer, therefore, was not propitious, at least not to Elizabeth's wishes, for she was impatient to get home.
In fact, his auditors were growing impatient to hear more about the history of the chair.
In this commonplace chatter, which lasted some time, the original subject seemed entirely forgotten; and though Catherine was very well pleased to have it dropped for a while, she could not avoid a little suspicion at the total suspension of all Isabella's impatient desire to see Mr.
As we are sensible that much the greatest part of our readers are very eminently possessed of this quality, we have left them a space of twelve years to exert it in; and shall now bring forth our heroe, at about fourteen years of age, not questioning that many have been long impatient to be introduced to his acquaintance.
When there, at her own particular request, for she was impatient to pour forth her thanks to him for fetching her mother, Colonel Brandon was invited to visit her.
One day soon after the appearance of the chair, Miss Havisham suddenly saying to me, with the impatient movement of her fingers, "There, there, there!