Definition of 'impatient'
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But he was sometimes impatient not to get the chance. The Sun (2016)She is going to come at Konta big time, but she can get a little impatient when she thinks she should be winning. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The people in line behind me were getting impatient. The Other Side of MeBut you can also find yourself getting a bit impatient. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He does not get impatient with players less gifted than him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everyone was impatient to get the job done and get back. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Do you get impatient if people hold you up? The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)Those who paid record prices in the most competitive sectors may find themselves in for a long and impatient wait. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I’m so impatient to see her. Anne of Green Gables (1872)Younger lawyers are impatient for change. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is also impatient for change. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the downside is you're increasingly impatient. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One impatient woman is waiting to be rung up, and two more people are walking in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A couple of years ago some of the players might have got a bit more impatient. The Sun (2006)It is not an unreasonable hope, but it could be an impatient expectation that sees you selling yourself short. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You are impatient to see your ideas becoming reality but if you keep pushing, others will simply dig their heels in. The Sun (2015)I grow increasingly impatient with historians whose wars have no battles, or whose battles have no maps. REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)In the Sixties he became increasingly impatient with the time it took for oils to dry and the lack of brilliance in its colour potential. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The need to use antibiotics could also be cut if people were less impatient and waited for minor illnesses to get better naturally, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet East must tell this story to an increasingly sceptical and impatient City. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You just need to look at the situation at Manchester City to see how impatient people are now. The Sun (2008)Sometimes I'm a bit impatient. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'impatient'
British English: impatient /ɪmˈpeɪʃənt/ ADJECTIVE
If you are impatient, you are annoyed because you have had to wait too long for something.
I was growing impatient with my slow progress.
- American English: impatient
- Arabic: نَافِذُ الصَّبْرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: impaciente
- Chinese: 不耐烦的
- Croatian: nestrpljiv
- Czech: netrpělivý
- Danish: utålmodig
- Dutch: ongeduldig
- European Spanish: impaciente
- Finnish: kärsimätön
- French: impatient
- German: ungeduldig
- Greek: ανυπόμονος
- Italian: impaziente
- Japanese: いらいらしている
- Korean: 성급한
- Norwegian: utålmodig
- Polish: niecierpliwy
- European Portuguese: impaciente
- Romanian: nerăbdător
- Russian: нетерпеливый
- Spanish: impaciente
- Swedish: otålig
- Thai: ไม่อดทน
- Turkish: sabırsız
- Ukrainian: нетерплячий
- Vietnamese: thiếu kiên nhẫn
Definition of impatient from the Collins English Dictionary
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