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Definition of impatiens

"Impatiens" is probably misspelled. Trying impatient instead Definition of impatient

1. impatient [ a ] restless or short of temper under delay or opposition
Examples: "impatient with the slower students" "impatient of criticism"

Used in print:

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

So they parted when she was in an impatient humor .

Synonyms impatient Related Terms patient intolerant_of short restive agitated

2. impatient [ a ] (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness
Examples: "impatient to begin" "raring to go"

Used in print:

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

There are hordes of nubile young_women there who , prodded by their impatient mothers , are determined to marry .

(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)

The bands were impatient , but they were the only ones .

Synonyms impatient raring Related Terms eager

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