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patient

pa·tient

patient

 
 
pronunciation:
peI shnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or animal that is getting medical treatment.
The doctor asked the patient how long he had been feeling sick.
 
synonyms:
case
similar words:
client, invalid, outpatient, victim
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to stand trouble or pain without complaining.
The barber was patient with the squirming child.
similar words:
enduring, meek, steadfast
definition 2: able to wait without complaining or becoming upset.
How could she be so patient when he kept her waiting for an hour?
antonyms:
impatient
similar words:
calm, cool, serene
derivation: patiently (adv.)
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