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impatience

noun [U] uk   us   /ɪmˈpeɪ.ʃəns/
C2 the feeling of being annoyed by someone's mistakes or because you have to wait: "I've shown you how to do this before," she said, unable to disguise her impatience. There's a growing impatience among the electorate with the old two-party system.C2 the feeling of wanting something to happen as soon as possible: [+ to infinitive] He was already half an hour late, which explains his impatience to leave.
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