restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
"impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism"
(usually followed by `to') full of eagerness
"impatient to begin"; "raring to go"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved
Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.
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How to use impatient in a sentence?
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.
I know that the people are impatient and want fast answers but fast answers are often the wrong answers.
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.
He who is not impatient is not in love.
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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- نافذ الصبرArabic
- impacientCatalan, Valencian
- malpacienca, senpaciencaEsperanto
- ongedëllegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- hīkaikai, pōtatutatu, takahēMāori
- utolmodigNorwegian Nynorsk
- impaciente, ansiosoPortuguese
- otålig, utan tålamod, ivrigSwedish
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