What does impatient mean?

Definitions for impatient
ɪmˈpeɪ ʃəntim·pa·tient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impatient(adj)

    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

    "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism"

  2. impatient(p), raring(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness

    "impatient to begin"; "raring to go"


  1. impatient(Adjective)

    restless and intolerant of delays

  2. impatient(Adjective)

    anxious and eager, especially to begin something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impatient(adj)

    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

  2. Impatient(adj)

    not to be borne; unendurable

  3. Impatient(adj)

    prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies

  4. Impatient(noun)

    one who is impatient

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impatient

    im-pā′shent, adj. not able to endure or to wait: fretful: restless.—n. Impā′tience, want of patience.—adv. Impā′tiently.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impatient in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impatient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of impatient in a Sentence

  1. French President Emmanuel Macron:

    I'm impatient for European solutions.

  2. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting for a gift from the sea.

  3. Ilkka Ruostetsaari:

    Sipila is rather impatient, he isn't used to long negotiations with the unions, for example, which is the custom in Finnish politics. He leads with a company executive style, moving ahead quickly.

  4. Italian Proverb:

    He who is not impatient is not in love.

  5. James Goldsmith:

    None has more frequent conversations with a disagreeable self than the man of pleasure; his enthusiasms are but few and transient; his appetites, like angry creditors, are continually making fruitless demands for what he is unable to pay; and the greater his former pleasures, the more strong his regret, the more impatient his expectations. A life of pleasure is, therefore, the most unpleasing life.

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