Examples of impatient in a Sentence
After months of delays, customers are becoming impatient.
Customers have grown impatient with the repeated delays.
“Aren't you ready yet?” “Don't be so impatient. There's no need to hurry.”
She was impatient to leave.
Recent Examples of impatient from the Web
When an extremely impatient Michigander tries to cut off Nick’s time with the agent, Nick shoves him and then ends up punching the agent himself.
Elizabeth Gousios, Sydney Pryor and Miami of Ohio recruit Jordan King produced plenty of offense, but the Rockets were young and possibly too impatient to effectively combine that with defense to halt better opponents.
A woman in line had suddenly become so irate and impatient that police came.
That breaks it up nicely for impatient kids and parents.
Between Emmanuel Macron, who’s president of France at 39, and myself, who is 45 and not yet president, who is impatient?
Ernest-Antoine Seillière, chairman of the Mouvement des Enterprises de France (Association of French Enterprises), is also impatient for France to remove the regulatory shackles that are holding back innovation and growth.
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Origin and Etymology of impatient
Middle English impacient, from Anglo-French impacient, from Latin impatient-, impatiens, from in- + patient-, patiens patient
First Known Use: 14th century
IMPATIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impatient for English Language Learners
: not willing to wait for something or someone : not patient
: wanting or eager to do something without waiting
: showing that you do not want to wait : showing a lack of patience
IMPATIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of impatient for Students
1 : not wanting to put up with or wait for something or someone
2 : showing a lack of patience an impatient reply
3 : restless and eager We're impatient to go.
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