1 annoyed because of delays, someone else's mistakes etc [≠ patient]
become/grow impatient (with somebody/something)
We are growing impatient with the lack of results.
He turned away with an impatient gesture.
2 [not before noun] very eager for something to happen and not wanting to wait
impatient to do something
Alec strode down the street, impatient to be home.
impatient for somebody to do something
He was eager to talk to Shildon and impatient for him to return from lunch.
impatiently adverb

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