impatiently


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Related to impatiently: shrewdly, uneventful

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.impatiently - with impatience; in an impatient manner; "he answered her impatiently"
patiently - with patience; in a patient manner; "he patiently played with the child"
Translations
بِدونِ الصَّبْرِبِدون صَبْرٍ
netrpělivě
utålmodigt
kärsimättömästi
nestrpljivo
türelmetlenül
önuglega
いらいらして
성급하게
netrpezlivo
nestrpno
otåligt
อย่างไม่อดทน
nôn nóng

impatiently

[ɪmˈpeɪʃəntlɪ] ADVcon impaciencia, impacientemente

impatiently

[ɪmˈpeɪʃəntli] adv [wait] → impatiemment
We waited impatiently → Nous avons attendu impatiemment.

impatiently

advungeduldig; he looked forward impatiently to her next visiter konnte ihren nächsten Besuch kaum erwarten

impatiently

[ɪmˈpeɪʃntlɪ] advcon impazienza

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

impatiently

بِدونِ الصَّبْرِ netrpělivě utålmodigt ungeduldig ανυπόμονα impacientemente kärsimättömästi impatiemment nestrpljivo impazientemente いらいらして 성급하게 ongeduldig utålmodig niecierpliwie impacientemente нетерпеливо otåligt อย่างไม่อดทน sabırsızlıkla nôn nóng 不耐烦地
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