impatient

  • 1 impatient — impatient, iente [ ɛ̃pasjɑ̃, jɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1190; lat. impatiens 1 ♦ Qui manque de patience, qui est incapable de se contenir, de patienter. ⇒ ardent, bouillant, nerveux, vif. « l impatient Achille » (Racine). 2 ♦ Qui supporte ou attend avec… …

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  • 2 impatient — impatient, ente (in pa si an, an t ) adj. 1°   Qui manque de patience, soit dans la souffrance, soit dans l attente. •   D un peuple impatient vous entendez la voix, RAC. Iphig. V, 3. •   L impatient Néron cesse de se contraindre ; Las de se… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Impatient — Im*pa tient ([i^]m*p[=a] shent), a. [OE. impacient, F. impatient, fr. L. impatiens; pref. im not + patiens patient. See {Patient}.] 1. Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 impatient — impatient, nervous, unquiet, restless, restive, uneasy, fidgety, jumpy, jittery are comparable when they mean manifesting signs of unrest or an inability to keep still or quiet. Impatient implies an inability to bear some trial (as delay,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 impatient — Impatient, [impati]ente. adj. Qui est inquiet, qui manque de patience. Vous estes trop impatient, ne sçauriez vous encore attendre un moment. il est d un naturel impatient. il est impatient de son naturel. c est un esprit impatient. Je suis fort… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 impatient — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. impacient (Mod.Fr. impatient), from L. impatientem (nom. impatiens) that cannot bear, intolerant, impatient, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + patiens (see PATIENCE (Cf. patience)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Impatient — Im*pa tient, n. One who is impatient. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 impatient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking patience or tolerance. 2) restlessly eager: impatient for change. DERIVATIVES impatience noun impatiently adverb …

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  • 9 impatient — [im′pā΄shənt] adj. [ME impacient < OFr < L impatiens: see IN 2 & PATIENT] feeling or showing a lack of patience; specif., a) feeling or showing annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc. b) feeling or showing restless eagerness to do… …

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  • 10 impatient — index eager, fractious, hot blooded, ill judged, petulant, restive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 impatient — [adj] unable, unwilling to wait abrupt, agog, antsy, anxious, appetent, ardent, athirst, avid, breathless, brusque, chafing, choleric, curt, demanding, dying to*, eager, edgy, feverish, fretful, hasty, having short fuse*, headlong, hot tempered,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 impatient — Impatient, Impotentissimus homo, Impatiens …

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  • 13 impatient — adj. 1) impatient at, with (impatient at the delay; impatient with children) 2) impatient for (I was impatient for the trip to start) 3) impatient to + inf. (we were impatient to leave) * * * [ɪm peɪʃ(ə)nt] with (impatient at the delay; impatient …

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  • 14 IMPATIENT — ENTE. adj. Qui manque de patience, soit dans la souffrance de quelque mal, soit dans l attente de quelque bien. C est un homme fort impatient dans ses maux. Un malade impatient. Vous êtes trop impatient. Il est d un naturel impatient. Il est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 impatient — [[t]ɪmpe͟ɪʃ(ə)nt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If you are impatient, you are annoyed because you have to wait too long for something. He is impatient as the first hour passes and then another... The big clubs are becoming increasingly impatient… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 impatient — im|pa|tient [ ım peıʃnt ] adjective * 1. ) annoyed because something is not happening as quickly as you want or in the way you want: Come on! said Maggie, becoming impatient. impatient with: He gets impatient with people who don t agree with him …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 impatient */ — UK [ɪmˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt] / US adjective 1) a) annoyed because something is not happening as quickly as you want or in the way you want Come on! said Maggie, becoming impatient. impatient with: He gets impatient with people who don t agree with him. b)… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 impatient — im|pa|tient [ımˈpeıʃənt] adj 1.) annoyed because of delays, someone else s mistakes etc ≠ ↑patient become/grow impatient (with sb/sth) ▪ We are growing impatient with the lack of results. ▪ He turned away with an impatient gesture. 2.) [not… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 impatient — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, seem, sound ▪ become, get, grow ▪ The children were growing impatient …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 impatient — adj. : inpachan / inpachê, ta, e adj. (Saxel.002 / Albanais.001) ; brézolon m. (Taninges) ; san pachanse <sans patience> ladj. inv. (002), sêê pachinse (001), sê pachêsse (Albertville). E. : Châtaigne, Désir. A1) très impatient, surexcité ; …

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