Impatience - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈpeɪʃns|  American pronunciation of the word impatience
Brit.  |ɪmˈpeɪʃns|  British pronunciation of the word impatience


- a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay (syn: restlessness)
- a restless desire for change and excitement
- a dislike of anything that causes delay

Extra examples

...the child's impatience for Christmas morning is engaging...

We noted her impatience to begin.

A note of impatience had entered his voice.

She was bursting with impatience to tell Natalia what had happened.

His worst quality is his impatience.

Nothing could cure her of her impatience with Anna.

She shook her head with a gesture of impatience.

'When?' he asked with a hint of impatience.

She let out a sigh of impatience.

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