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See also: împâtient and inpatient

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French impacient (modern: impatient), from Latin impatiens.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpeɪʃənt/
  • Hyphenation: im‧pa‧tient
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AdjectiveEdit

impatient (comparative more impatient, superlative most impatient)

  1. Restless and intolerant of delays.
    • Addison
      The impatient man will not give himself time to be informed of the matter that lies before him.
  2. Anxious and eager, especially to begin something.
  3. (obsolete) Not to be borne; unendurable.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  4. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience.
    impatient speeches or replies

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TranslationsEdit

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

impatient (feminine singular impatiente, masculine plural impatients, feminine plural impatientes)

  1. impatient

NounEdit

impatient m (plural impatients)

  1. impatient person

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