impatience

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English impacience, from Old French impacience (modern French impatience), from Latin impatientia. Synchronically analyzable as im- +‎ patience.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpeɪʃəns/
  • Hyphenation: im‧pa‧tience

Noun[edit]

impatience (countable and uncountable, plural impatiences)

  1. The quality of being impatient; lacking patience; restlessness and intolerance of delays; anxiety and eagerness, especially to begin something.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French impacience, from Latin impatientia. Morphologically analyzable as impatient +‎ -ence.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.pa.sjɑ̃s/
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Noun[edit]

impatience f (plural impatiences)

  1. impatience

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