Definition of Impatience

1. Noun. A lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay.

Exact synonyms: Restlessness
Generic synonyms: Annoyance, Botheration, Irritation, Vexation
Derivative terms: Impatient



2. Noun. A restless desire for change and excitement.
Generic synonyms: Fidget, Fidgetiness, Restlessness
Derivative terms: Impatient

3. Noun. A dislike of anything that causes delay.
Generic synonyms: Ill Nature
Specialized synonyms: Intolerance
Derivative terms: Impatient
Antonyms: Patience

Definition of Impatience

1. n. 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.

Definition of Impatience

1. Noun. The quality of being impatient; lacking patience; restlessness and intolerance of delays; anxiety and eagerness, especially to begin something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impatience

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impatience

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Literary usage of Impatience

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1. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"Therefore another human being, too, perishes through the impatience of the one; presently, too, perishes of himself, through his own impatience committed ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"The martial impatience of Julian urged him to take the field in the beginning of the spring, and he dismissed, with contempt and reproach, the senate of ..."

3. The rule and exercises of holy dying. [Another] by Jeremy Taylor (1859)
"Remedies against impatience, by way of Consideration. As it happens concerning death, so it is in sickness which is death's handmaid. ..."

4. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"... curtly, tingling with impatience. Always before—at least she fancied so—Grandcourt had taken more notice of her and the children than he did to-day. ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"On St. Ruth's impatience to come to an engagement after the loss of Athlone, the Duke of Berwick observes, that " etant fache & honteux du mauvais succes ..."

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