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Synonyms for impatient
ɪmˈpeɪ ʃənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impatient(adj)

    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

    "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism"

    Synonyms:
    impatient(p), raring(p)

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

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

    (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness

    "impatient to begin"; "raring to go"

    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. impatient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unquiet, uneasy, restless

  2. impatient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    hasty, precipitate, vehement, impetuous, eager

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impatient(a)

    Synonyms:
    restless, restive, fretful, eager, impetuous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "impatient":

    eager, anxious, excited

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How to use impatient in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Patience is a complot of the Devil to immobilize the men! Mortal men should be impatient and impetuous; patience is only for the immortals!

  2. ― Marilyn Monroe:

    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

  3. Herbert Hensley Henson:

    Men are doubtful and skeptical about the Church they suspect and dislike the clergy they are impatient of theological systems but for Jesus Christ, as he stand out to view in the sacred pages, as they dimly realize him in their own best selves, as they catch faint traces of him in the lives of his saints, they have no other sentiments than those of respect and affection.

  4. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting for a gift from the sea.

  5. French President Emmanuel Macron:

    I'm impatient for European solutions.

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