Definition of impatience
: the quality or state of being impatient
Examples of impatience in a Sentence
the child's impatience for Christmas morning is engaging
Recent Examples of impatience from the Web
Okay, so the lack of remote engine-starting capability ranks fairly low on our list of complaints (think of it as headlining our wish list), but the feature would alleviate our impatience with the diesel engine’s lethargic warm-up in cold weather.
Diamond, a 64-year-old jurist appointed to the federal bench in 2004 by former President George W. Bush, is known at the federal courthouse for his brusque humor, blunt honesty, and impatience with unnecessary delay.
No episode illustrates China’s growing impatience with dissent more than the push to oust 10 opposition lawmakers from Hong Kong’s 70-seat Legislative Council after September elections.
The cost of impatienceDear Fool: My dumbest investment was selling Amazon.com for a 50 percent gain at $156 per share.
The sauce tasted of fresh tomatoes and the brightness of summer, rather than the impatience of that window of time between lunch and recess.
Optimism is giving way to impatience among makers of excavators and heavy machinery that hope their businesses will benefit from President Donald Trump’s pledge to pump $1 trillion into infrastructure.
By saving Baldwin’s Trump for the back half of the show, the S.N.L. writers ensured that viewers—even those who hold the most powerful seat in the land—were basically frothing with impatience.
Churchill learned to his relief that despite Americans’ impatience for revenge against the Japanese, Roosevelt still intended to defeat Germany first, as the two leaders had agreed in Newfoundland.
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First Known Use of impatience
IMPATIENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of impatience for Students
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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