Definition of impatient
- impatient of delay
- an impatient reply
- impatient to get home
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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