From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpatientim‧pa‧tient /ɪmˈpeɪʃənt/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1WAITannoyed because of delays, someone else’s mistakes etc opp patientbecome/grow impatient (with somebody/something) 🔊 We are growing impatient with the lack of results. 🔊 He turned away with an impatient gesture.2ENTHUSIASTIC[not before noun] very eager for something to happen and not wanting to waitimpatient 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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impatient• She determined not to become impatient.• The customsofficerwaved them on impatiently.• Chances are your stomach gets knotted and you feel distracted, restless, impatient.• There was something deceitful and impatient about the smiling look in his eyes.• She was impatient, angry, and scientific.• By this time there was a queue of impatientcustomers waiting to be served.• The new minister was almost immediately the object of attack by politicians and pressimpatient for results.• Don't be so impatient. I'm working as fast as I can.• I was impatient, I wished he would move faster before a guard saw him.• He must be impatient to get back home.• Roy gets impatient when people drive too slow in front of him.• He felt offended that she couldn't say yes and impatient with her hesitation, blaming Katherine for his own confusion.• Carrie felt impatient with her - no grown-up should be so weak and so silly - but she was sorry as well.• I could see that Max was getting impatient with me.become/grow impatient (with somebody/something)• She grew impatient after a while and went looking for him.• David discovered to his annoyance that he was becoming impatient already for the end of the evening.• They are counting on Lebed growing impatient and making mistakes that alienate public opinion.• Younger folk had grown impatient and were now signalling frantically a hundred yards ahead.• The important thing is not to panic or become impatient because that way you could damage the document.• He became impatient for the thing to begin.• But also added that he easily became impatient with any intellectinferior to his own.• The more rabid federalists became impatient with procedural delays and wanted to effect a return to the federal system at once.impatient to do something• She laughs, shouts, refuses to give her age and is impatient toexplain her problems.• This troubled them a bit because they were impatient to learn.• The thing I have to do is not be impatient to play that well again.• The line became instantly popular and managements all over the world were impatient tosnap them up whenever they were free.• Lott, only a junior, was too impatient to wait.