Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
impatient

im·pa·tient

impatient

 
pronunciation:
ihm peI shnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unwilling to wait patiently or endure delay.
The train was late and people were becoming impatient.
antonyms:
patient
definition 2: irritably intolerant of others' shortcomings.
He was an impatient man and difficult to work for.
antonyms:
even-tempered, patient
similar words:
intolerant
definition 3: showing impatience.
She'd done it wrong again, and her supervisor let out an impatient sigh.
antonyms:
patient
similar words:
tired
definition 4: restlessly awaiting or desiring.
He was impatient for success and tried a number of shortcuts.
antonyms:
indifferent, patient
similar words:
on edge
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: impatiently (adv.)
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature