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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:

    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. Bernie Sanders:

    I wish I could tell you I had a magical formula for how to end racism. It's gone on in this country for before it was America, let me just say this, because I'm older than you: You're impatient, and you should be impatient. But if we were standing here 30 years ago and somebody said, 'You know, I think in 2008, the United States of America will elect an African-American president,' you know what people in this room would've said? They would've said, 'You are crazy. That will never happen because America has too much racist baggage.' But it happened. So, I guess you're right to be impatient, but we have made progress in this country. Not enough.

  3. Ilkka Ruostetsaari:

    Sipila is rather impatient, he isn't used to long negotiations with the unions, for example, which is the custom in Finnish politics. He leads with a company executive style, moving ahead quickly.

  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. Michel Hockx:

    People who are aware of what education systems are like in other parts of the world are becoming increasingly impatient with the Chinese education system, it has an enormous emphasis on rote learning, classes can spend ludicrous amounts of time repeating the same things again and again, it often doesn't value creativity.


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