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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin, present participle of pati 'to suffer'

patient

2 adjective
     
patient2 W3
able to wait calmly for a long time or to accept difficulties, people's annoying behaviour etc without becoming angry [≠ impatient]:
You'll just have to be patient and wait till I'm off the phone.
patient with
Louise was very patient with me.
patiently adverb:
He waited patiently for Katherine to speak.

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