Meaning of “patient” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈpeɪʃənt/

B1 having patience:

You need to be patient with children.

More examples

  • You'll have to be patient and wait your turn.
  • You have to be patient with her - she's a slow learner.
  • You'll have to be patient, this is all new to me.
  • He's not exactly patient at the best of times.
  • She's more patient than I am.
patiently adverb


(Definition of “patient adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)