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Wordnet 3.0


1. restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition;
- Example: "impatient with the slower students"
- Example: "impatient of criticism"

2. (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness;
- Example: "impatient to begin"
- Example: "raring to go"
[syn: impatient(p), raring(p)]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impatient \Im*pa"tient\ ([i^]m*p[=a]"shent), a. [OE. impacient, F. impatient, fr. L. impatiens; pref. im- not + patiens patient. See Patient.] 1. Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or opposition; eager for change, or for something expected; hasty; passionate; -- often followed by at, for, of, and under. [1913 Webster] A violent, sudden, and impatient necessity. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Fame, impatient of extremes, decays Not more by envy than excess of praise. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The impatient man will not give himself time to be informed of the matter that lies before him. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Dryden was poor and impatient of poverty. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Not to be borne; unendurable. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies. --Shak. Syn: Restless; uneasy; changeable; hot; eager; fretful; intolerant; passionate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impatient \Im*pa"tient\, n. One who is impatient. [R.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impatient adj 1: restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition; "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism" [ant: patient] 2: (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness; "impatient to begin"; "raring to go" [syn: impatient(p), raring(p)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "impatient": abrupt, agitated, agog, alacritous, all agog, animated, antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxious, athirst, avid, breathless, brusque, bursting to, chafing, curt, demanding, desirous, eager, edgy, excited, fidgety, forward, fretful, fretting, full of life, hasty, headlong, hopped-up, hot-tempered, impetuous, impulsive, in a lather, in a stew, in a sweat, indignant, irascible, irritable, itchy, keen, lively, nervous, on edge, overhasty, panting, precipitate, prompt, querulous, quick, raring to, rash, ready, ready and willing, reckless, restive, restless, short, short-tempered, snappish, spirited, squirming, squirmy, sudden, testy, thirsty, uneasy, unpatient, unquiet, vital, vivacious, vivid, waspish, zestful