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impatient

[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.


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