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impatience

noun im·pa·tience \(ˌ)im-ˈpā-shən(t)s\

Definition of IMPATIENCE

:  the quality or state of being impatient

Examples of IMPATIENCE

  1. <the child's impatience for Christmas morning is engaging>

First Known Use of IMPATIENCE

13th century
IMPATIENCE Defined for Kids

impatience

noun im·pa·tience \im-ˈpā-shəns\

Definition of IMPATIENCE for Kids

1
:  the quality of not wanting to put up with or wait for something or someone :  lack of patience <Her impatience with the delay was obvious.>
2
:  restless or eager desire <The dog pulled at the leash with an impatience to go faster.>

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