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impatience

noun
     
im‧pa‧tience [uncountable]
1 annoyance at having to accept delays, other people's weaknesses etc [≠ patience]
impatience with
his impatience with the slowness of bureaucratic procedures
A note of impatience had entered his voice.
2 great eagerness for something to happen, especially something that is going to happen soon
impatience to do something
She was bursting with impatience to tell Natalia what had happened.

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