Synonyms and Antonyms of impatient

  1. 1 showing urgent desire or interest <she was impatient to give her presentation before the landmark commission> Synonyms agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked [slang], great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, eager, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, stoked [slang], thirsty, voracious, wildRelated Words engaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willingNear Antonyms casual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, unwillingAntonyms apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic

  2. 2 unable or unwilling to endure <those airline passengers who are so impatient of delays, even for the most obvious of reasons> Synonyms intolerantRelated Words uncompromising, unforgiving, unyielding; complaining, fussing, griping, grumbling, kvetching, protesting, squawking, whiningNear Antonyms accepting, forgiving, long-suffering, resigned, uncomplaining, willing; indulgentAntonyms abiding, enduring, forbearing, patient, tolerant

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