impatient synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term impatient:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. impatientadjective

    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

    Synonyms:
    impatient(p), raring(p)

    Antonyms:
    patient of, persevering, enduring, patient, diligent, longanimous, uneager, long-suffering, forbearing, unhurried, tolerant

  2. impatient(p), raring(p)adjective

    (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness

    Antonyms:
    persevering, long-suffering, forbearing, unhurried, longanimous, patient, tolerant, patient of, uneager, diligent, enduring

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impatient

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    Synonyms:
    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Preposition:
    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impatientadjective

    Synonyms:
    unquiet, uneasy, restless

  2. impatientadjective

    Synonyms:
    hasty, precipitate, vehement, impetuous, eager

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

eager, anxious, excited



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