Essential Meaning of patience
1 : the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset I don't have the patience to wait in line for hours just to buy a ticket. Investors need to have patience. The economy will improve soon. See More Examples"Aren't you finished yet?" "Have patience (with me). I'll be done soon." Those people have been waiting for hours, and they're starting to run out of patience. = They're starting to lose patience. After 10 long weeks, his patience was rewarded. [=he got what he wanted after waiting 10 weeks for it]
2 : the ability to remain calm and not become annoyed when dealing with problems or with difficult people She treated her students with great patience and humor. I don't have (much) patience for that kind of behavior. = I have little/no patience for that kind of behavior. [=I am not willing to accept that kind of behavior] See More ExamplesThe team continues to play poorly, and many fans are starting to lose patience (with them). [=many fans are starting to become angry or upset about the team] She has the patience of a saint. [=she is a very patient person] All these mistakes of yours are trying my patience. [=I am starting to get upset because you have made so many mistakes]
3 : the ability to give attention to something for a long time without becoming bored or losing interest I don't have the patience to do crossword puzzles.
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