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Synonyms for impatient
ɪmˈpeɪ ʃəntim·pa·tient

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impatientadjective

    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)adjective

    (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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impatientadjective

    Synonyms:
    unquiet, uneasy, restless

  2. impatientadjective

    Synonyms:
    hasty, precipitate, vehement, impetuous, eager

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impatientadjective

    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. James Goldsmith:

    None has more frequent conversations with a disagreeable self than the man of pleasure; his enthusiasms are but few and transient; his appetites, like angry creditors, are continually making fruitless demands for what he is unable to pay; and the greater his former pleasures, the more strong his regret, the more impatient his expectations. A life of pleasure is, therefore, the most unpleasing life.

  2. 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.

  3. Alexis Russell:

    I was over here, I turned around the light was red, and the truck got impatient for whatever reason and charged into the crowd, there’s at least three people, I look over I see people trying to push the truck back, and I just instantly got mad and ran over and tried to stop the truck. I tried to stop him, he grabbed (and) ripped my sign, and push me down drove off and that was it.

  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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