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impatience

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

Definition of impatience

  1. :  the quality or state of being impatient



Examples of impatience in a sentence

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



13th Century

First Known Use of impatience

13th century


IMPATIENCE Defined for Kids

impatience

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noun im·pa·tience \im-ˈpā-shəns\

Definition of impatience for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  restless or eager desire <The dog pulled at the leash with an impatience to go faster.>





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