patience /ˈpeɪ·ʃəns/ n [U]
› the ability to accept delay, suffering, or annoyance without complaining or becoming angry: He’s a man of great patience. Her constant complaining was beginning to test/try my patience. patient /ˈpeɪ·ʃənt/ adj › Just be patient – dinner’s almost ready. patiently /ˈpeɪ·ʃənt·li/ adv › He waited patiently for his name to be called.