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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. Ash Barty:

    It’s absolutely fantastic to be back. I’ve genuinely missed this so much, i have been getting a little bit impatient the last two or three months, getting ready to play.

  2. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    I know that the people are impatient and want fast answers but fast answers are often the wrong answers.

  3. 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.

  4. Italian Proverb:

    He who is not impatient is not in love.

  5. 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.


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