Impatient

Definition of Impatient

Im`pa´tient   Pronunciation: ĭm`pā´shent
a.1.Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or opposition; eager for change, or for something expected; hasty; passionate; - often followed by at, for, of, and under.
A violent, sudden, and impatient necessity.
- Jer. Taylor.
Fame, impatient of extremes, decays
Not more by envy than excess of praise.
- Pope.
The impatient man will not give himself time to be informed of the matter that lies before him.
- Addison.
Dryden was poor and impatient of poverty.
- Macaulay.
2.Not to be borne; unendurable.
3.Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies.
n.1.One who is impatient.

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abrupt, agitated, agog, alacritous, all agog, animated, antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxious, athirst, avid, breathless, brusque, bursting to, chafing, curt, demanding, desirous, eager, edgy, excited, fidgety, forward, fretful, fretting, full of life, hasty, headlong, hopped-up, hot-tempered, impetuous, impulsive, in a lather, in a stew, in a sweat, indignant, irascible, irritable, itchy, keen, lively, nervous, on edge, overhasty, panting, precipitate, prompt, querulous, quick, raring to, rash, ready, ready and willing, reckless, restive, restless, short, short-tempered, snappish, spirited, squirming, squirmy, sudden, testy, thirsty, uneasy, unpatient, unquiet, vital, vivacious, vivid, waspish, zestful
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