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impatient

im·pa·tient

impatient

pronunciation:
ihm peI shnt
features:
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
derivation: impatiently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word impatient contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.