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impatient


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impatient  \Im*pa"tient\,  a.  [OE.  impacient,  F.  impatient,  fr  L. 
  impatiens;  pref.  im-  not  +  patiens  patient.  See  {Patient}.] 
  1.  Not  patient;  not  bearing  with  composure;  intolerant; 
  uneasy;  fretful;  restless,  because  of  pain,  delay,  or 
  opposition;  eager  for  change,  or  for  something  expected; 
  hasty;  passionate;  --  often  followed  by  at  for  of  and 
  under 
 
  A  violent,  sudden,  and  impatient  necessity.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  Fame,  impatient  of  extremes,  decays  Not  more  by  envy 
  than  excess  of  praise.  --Pope. 
 
  The  impatient  man  will  not  give  himself  time  to  be 
  informed  of  the  matter  that  lies  before  him 
  --Addison. 
 
  Dryden  was  poor  and  impatient  of  poverty. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Not  to  be  borne;  unendurable.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  Prompted  by  or  exhibiting,  impatience;  as  impatient 
  speeches  or  replies.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Restless;  uneasy;  changeable;  hot;  eager;  fretful; 
  intolerant;  passionate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impatient  \Im*pa"tient\,  n. 
  One  who  is  impatient.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impatient 
  adj  1:  restless  or  short  of  temper  under  delay  or  opposition; 
  "impatient  with  the  slower  students";  "impatient  of 
  criticism"  [ant:  {patient}] 
  2:  (usually  followed  by  `to')  full  of  eagerness;  "impatient  to 
  begin";  "raring  to  go"  [syn:  {impatient(p)},  {raring(p)}] 




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