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- restless and intolerant of delays
- The impatient man will not give himself time to be informed of the matter that lies before him.
- anxious and eager, especially to begin something
- (obsolete) Not to be borne; unendurable.
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- Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience.
- impatient speeches or replies
restless and intolerant of delays
anxious and eager
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impatient m (plural impatients)
- impatient person