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English definition of “impatient”

impatient

adjective     /ɪmˈpeɪ.ʃənt/
B2 easily annoyed by someone's mistakes or because you have to wait: He's a good teacher, but inclined to be a bit impatient with slow learners. You'd be hopeless looking after children - you're far too impatient!Bad-tempered B2 wanting something to happen as soon as possible: He's got a lot of exciting ideas and he's impatient to get started. People are increasingly impatient for change in this country.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness impatiently     /-li/ adverb B2 "Yes, you said that before," she said impatiently. We were waiting impatiently for the show to begin (= wanting it to start).Bad-tempered
(Definition of impatient adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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