What does impatient mean?

Definitions for impatient
ɪmˈpeɪ ʃəntim·pa·tient

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word impatient.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impatientadjective

    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

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

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

    (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness

    "impatient to begin"; "raring to go"

Wiktionary

  1. impatientadjective

    restless and intolerant of delays

  2. impatientadjective

    anxious and eager, especially to begin something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impatientadjective

    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. Impatientadjective

    not to be borne; unendurable

  3. Impatientadjective

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

  4. Impatientnoun

    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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Numerology

  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. Herbert Hensley Henson:

    Men are doubtful and skeptical about the Church they suspect and dislike the clergy they are impatient of theological systems but for Jesus Christ, as he stand out to view in the sacred pages, as they dimly realize him in their own best selves, as they catch faint traces of him in the lives of his saints, they have no other sentiments than those of respect and affection.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I wish I could tell you I had a magical formula for how to end racism. It's gone on in this country for before it was America, let me just say this, because I'm older than you: You're impatient, and you should be impatient. But if we were standing here 30 years ago and somebody said, 'You know, I think in 2008, the United States of America will elect an African-American president,' you know what people in this room would've said? They would've said, 'You are crazy. That will never happen because America has too much racist baggage.' But it happened. So, I guess you're right to be impatient, but we have made progress in this country. Not enough.

  3. Geng Guizhi:

    When students become impatient because of the long queue, I tell them to consider this a preview of Beijing's traffic jams, i tell them, you have to remain calm and patient.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Patience is a complot of the Devil to immobilize the men! Mortal men should be impatient and impetuous; patience is only for the immortals!

  5. French President Emmanuel Macron:

    I'm impatient for European solutions.

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