Definition of 'impatience'
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Love is ready to say more - don't let impatience jinx it. The Sun (2016)Try not to let your impatience and irritability with others sour the rest of the day. The Sun (2015)Please forgive me always being in a hurry and for my impatience and intolerance. Beat Stress (1992)Try not to let impatience take over. The Sun (2010)Try not to let impatience or restlessness mess things up. The Sun (2015) Letting impatience take over in talks about prices could prove expensive. The Sun (2008)Do not let impatience jinx a love relationship that needs more time. The Sun (2013)You are smart enough to let love move at its own speed and will not let impatience jinx it. The Sun (2009)You will think faster and smarter than people around you but don't let impatience show. The Sun (2009)He now faces an emboldened opposition as Russians show increasing impatience. Times, Sunday Times (2011)During the campaign, the political leadership showed considerable impatience to get the thing over with. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You think faster than the people around you but don't let impatience jinx a work project. The Sun (2014)Love may be slow but you are getting there so don't let impatience jinx your plans. The Sun (2012)Instead of letting impatience jinx love, you are ready to give romance the time it needs. The Sun (2006)Ideas flow fast and your plans are on track so don't let impatience jinx them. The Sun (2009)Home plans can still work out so don't let impatience jinx them. The Sun (2008)Don't let impatience stop you checking cash facts meticulously. The Sun (2007)Don't let impatience jinx your plans at work. The Sun (2008)Don't let impatience jinx that home plan. The Sun (2008)Don't let impatience jinx plans that mean a lot to the family. The Sun (2009)Don't let impatience jinx home plans that might need more time. The Sun (2011)In many democracies around the world there is a similar hope, a restless impatience with politics as it is. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet all this takes time and Wall Street is showing the impatience for which it is notorious. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Any show of impatience will be properly resented (see also Where to begin? Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)After just nine months in office, the President is facing a growing impatience to show results. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'impatience'
British English: impatience /ɪmˈpeɪʃəns/ NOUN
Impatience is annoyance caused by having to wait too long for something.
I remember his impatience with long speeches.
- American English: impatience
- Arabic: نَفَاذُ الصَّبْرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: impaciência
- Chinese: 急躁
- Croatian: nestrpljenje
- Czech: netrpělivost
- Danish: utålmodighed
- Dutch: ongeduldigheid
- European Spanish: impaciencia
- Finnish: kärsimättömyys
- French: impatience
- German: Ungeduld
- Greek: ανυπομονησία
- Italian: impazienza
- Japanese: 短気
- Korean: 성급함
- Norwegian: utålmodighet
- Polish: zniecierpliwienie
- European Portuguese: impaciência
- Romanian: nerăbdare
- Russian: нетерпение
- Spanish: impaciencia
- Swedish: otålighet
- Thai: ความไม่อดทน
- Turkish: sabırsızlık
- Ukrainian: нетерпіння
- Vietnamese: sự thiếu kiên nhẫn
Definition of impatience from the Collins English Dictionary
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