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
Drivers reportedly became impatient and some were unable to see what was causing the delay.
For its part, the office staff found him impatient and incurious.
As investors, hedge funds are impatient, and, the argument goes, ruining the economy by shortening time horizons.
Now around the country today at colleges, high schools, middle schools, commencement speakers are standing before impatient graduates.
But as weeks wore on and shipping delays mounted, customers grew impatient and speculation mounted that the promo was a scam.
When the feds wouldn’t say, Pakzadeh grew impatient and hired a lawyer from St. Louis with a wealth of experience in handling cases like his.
Uber lost $991 million last year, even though bookings continue to grow, and investors are impatient for profits.
The NBA had been careening toward this style of play for years now—the pace of it, the wild shooting, the impatient abandon.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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