Definition of impatience noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪmˈpeɪʃns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpeɪʃns//
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  1. 1the feeling of being annoyed or irritated by somebody/something, especially because you have to wait for a long time impatience (with somebody/something) impatience with the slow pace of talks impatience (at something) impatience at the lack of political progress
  2. 2the desire to do something soon or for something to happen soon impatience (to do something) She was bursting with impatience to tell me the news. impatience (for something) his apparent impatience for war
  3. 3impatience of something (formal) the fact of being unable or unwilling to accept something unpleasant his impatience of discipline