Meaning of “impatience” in the English Dictionary

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"impatience" in British English

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impatiencenoun [ U ]

uk /ɪmˈpeɪ.ʃəns/ 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.

(Definition of “impatience” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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