Etymology
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impatience (n.)

"restlessness under existing conditions," c. 1200, from Old French impacience "impatience" (12c., Modern French impatience) and directly from Latin impatientia "impatience; weakness," from impatiens "intolerant, impatient" (see impatient).

updated on October 22, 2015

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Definitions of impatience from WordNet

impatience (n.)
a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay;
Synonyms: restlessness
impatience (n.)
a restless desire for change and excitement;
impatience (n.)
a dislike of anything that causes delay;
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