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Definitions of impatience

  1. a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a dislike of anything that causes delay Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being restless, irritable, or unwilling to wait. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Want of patience. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Lack of patience; hastiness; irritability. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The state of being impatient. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Restlessness; uneasiness under pain or suffering; restless discontentment under any condition, with eagerness to change it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Impatiently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for impatience

  1. She made a slight gesture of impatience – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  2. When they had left there was a silence, which Sue broke with a breath of impatience – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
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