Definition of patient adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    patient

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpeɪʃnt//
     
    patient (with somebody/something)
     
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  1.  able to wait for a long time or accept annoying behavior or difficulties without becoming angry She's very patient with young children. You'll just have to be patient and wait till I'm finished.
  2. patientlyadverb
     
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  3. She sat patiently waiting for her turn.
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