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impatience


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impatience  \Im*pa"tience\n.  [OE.  impacience,  F.  impatience,  fr 
  L.  impatientia.] 
  The  quality  of  being  impatient;  want  of  endurance  of  pain, 
  suffering,  opposition,  or  delay;  eagerness  for  change,  or  for 
  something  expected;  restlessness;  chafing  of  spirit; 
  fretfulness;  passion;  as  the  impatience  of  a  child  or  an 
  invalid. 
 
  I  then,  .  .  .  Out  of  my  grief  and  my  impatience, 
  Answered  neglectingly.  --Shak. 
 
  With  huge  impatience  he  inly  swelt  More  for  great 
  sorrow  that  he  could  not  pass,  Than  for  the  burning 
  torment  which  he  felt.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impatience 
  n  1:  a  lack  of  patience;  irritation  with  anything  that  causes 
  delay  [syn:  {restlessness}] 
  2:  a  restless  desire  for  change  and  excitement 
  3:  a  dislike  of  anything  that  causes  delay  [ant:  {patience}] 




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