impatient

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See also: împâtient and inpatient

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French impacient (modern: impatient), from Latin impatiens.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

impatient (comparative more impatient, superlative most impatient)

  1. restless and intolerant of delays
    • Addison
      The impatient man will not give himself time to be informed of the matter that lies before him.
  2. anxious and eager, especially to begin something
  3. (obsolete) Not to be borne; unendurable.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  4. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience.
    impatient speeches or replies
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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

impatient m (feminine impatiente, masculine plural impatients, feminine plural impatientes)

  1. impatient

Noun[edit]

impatient m (plural impatients)

  1. impatient person