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Meaning of IMPATIENCE

Pronunciation:  im'peyshuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dislike of anything that causes delay
  2. [n]  a restless desire for change and excitement
  3. [n]  a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
 

IMPATIENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: restlessness
 
 Antonyms: forbearance, longanimity, patience
 
 See Also: annoyance, botheration, fidget, fidgetiness, ill nature, intolerance, irritation, restlessness, vexation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pa"tience\n. [OE. impacience, F. impatience, fr.
L. impatientia.]
The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain,
suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for
something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit;
fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an
invalid.

      I then, . . . Out of my grief and my impatience,
      Answered neglectingly.                   --Shak.

      With huge impatience he inly swelt More for great
      sorrow that he could not pass, Than for the burning
      torment which he felt.                   --Spenser.



 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, avidity, avidness, breathless impatience, cheerful readiness, eagerness, elan, forwardness, gust, gusto, haste, hastiness, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, keen desire, keenness, life, liveliness, overhastiness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitation, promptness, quickness, rashness, readiness, recklessness, spirit, suddenness, verve, vitality, vivacity, zest, zestfulness
 

 

 

 

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