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Synonyms for patient
ˈpeɪ ʃəntpa·tient

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  1. patientadjective


    impatient, antsy

  2. patientnoun

    content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting; not bothered with having to wait; not unwilling to wait


    impatient, antsy

  3. patientnoun


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. patient

    affectionate, docile, gentle, harmless, kind, mild, peaceful, submissive, sweet, tame, tender

    ferocious, fierce, fiery, furious, impetuous, raging, savage, uncultivated, untrained, violent, wild

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  1. patient

    resigned, unrepining, enduring


Princeton's WordNet

  1. patientnoun

    a person who requires medical care

    "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

    patient role, affected role

    restive, unforbearing, impatient

  2. affected role, patient role, patientadjective

    the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

    patient role, affected role

    impatient, restive, unforbearing

  3. patientadjective

    enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

    "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"

    restive, unforbearing, impatient

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. patientadjective

    submissive, resigned, uncomplaining, unrepining, passive, long-suffering

  2. patientadjective

    persevering, persistent, diligent, assiduous, indefatigable, constant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. patientadjective

    uncomplaining, submissive, resigned, passive, long-suffering, indulgent, diligent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "patient":

    patients, patience, sick, ill, ailing

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  1. Samuel Dagogo-Jack:

    For example, we can’t check blood sugar noninvasively, we have to stick the patient’s finger or draw blood from a vein. So when in hospice, we relax the goals of treatment and we also make the decision of what is rational as far as the frequency in testing blood sugar levels. We have to practice the principle of doing no harm and maximizing the comfort of the patient.

  2. Pennsylvania Irishman Shane Lowry:

    County Offaly was a really good morning's work for me and I am really looking forward to getting out there in the afternoon and seeing what I can do, county Offaly's one of the best rounds of my career, a 65 on this course. I just need to stay in the moment, stay patient. It's going to be tough. I mean, let's be honest, I've already visualized Pennsylvania Irishman Shane Lowry winning.

  3. The Cleveland Clinic:

    We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus, at this time, the circumstance of the complication is under review and more information will be shared as it becomes available.

  4. Jerome Adams:

    We know that there are over 150 million patient visits every year to a doctor or urgent care clinic for some sort of upper respiratory infection – things like sore throat, cold, sinus and ear infections. And of those visits, we know that 47 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed for infections that don’t need an antibiotic.

  5. Lori Daniels:

    As with any observational study, we cannot say for certain that the associations we describe between statin use and reduced severity of COVID-19 infection are definitely due to the statins themselves; however, we can now say with very strong evidence that they may play a role in substantially lowering a patient’s risk of death from COVID-19, we hope that our research findings are an incentive for patients to continue with their medication.

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