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?
I'm impatient for European solutions.
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.
He is often impatient with our sluggish government bureaucracy, can at times be very hands-on in resolving issues and problems that are brought to his personal attention, and is always mindful that we are public servants, ali works hard to do the right thing, and never acts, in my observation, for reasons of personal advancement or aggrandizement.
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.
I know that the people are impatient and want fast answers but fast answers are often the wrong answers.
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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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