Definition of patient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpeɪʃnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪʃnt//
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 patient (with somebody/something) able to wait for a long time or accept annoying behaviour 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. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from Latin patient- ‘suffering’, from the verb pati.Extra examples She’s been extremely patient about it all. She’s very patient with the children. You’ll just have to be patient and wait till I’m finished.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patient