[more impatient; most impatient]
1 a : not willing to wait for something or someone : not patient
After months of delays, customers are becoming/growing impatient.
Customers have grown impatient with/at the repeated delays.
“Aren't you ready yet?” “Don't be so impatient. There's no need to hurry.”
— often + for
He was impatient for the departure of his flight.
She was becoming more impatient for the opportunity to begin working.
b : wanting or eager to do something without waiting
She was impatient to leave.
2 : showing that you do not want to wait : showing a lack of patience
an impatient answer/gesture/look
— impatience /ɪmˈpeɪʃəns/ noun [noncount]
He sighed with impatience.
Her impatience with/at the many delays was obvious.
Her impatience to leave was obvious.
— impatiently adverb
Customers are waiting impatiently for the delays to end.