HyperDic: impatient

English > 2 senses of the word impatient:
ADJECTIVEallimpatientrestless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
allimpatient, raring(usually followed by 'to') full of eagerness
impatient > pronunciation
Soundsihmpey'shahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > impatient: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningRestless or short-tempered under delay or opposition.
Examples
  • "impatient with the slower students"
  • "impatient of criticism"
Narrowerrestiveimpatient especially under restriction or delay
unforbearingUnwilling to endure
See alsoagitatedTroubled emotionally and usually deeply
Oppositepatientenduring trying / trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
Spanishansioso, deseoso, impaciente
Catalanansiós, frisós, impacient
Nounsimpatiencea dislike of anything that causes delay
impatiencea lack of patience
Adverbsimpatientlywith impatience
English > impatient: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(usually followed by 'to') full of eagerness.
Example"impatient to begin"
Synonymraring
BroadereagerHaving or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
Spanishimpaciente
Nounsimpatiencea restless desire for change and excitement

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