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adjective patient pronunciation in American English /ˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt/

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  1. someone who is patient is able to wait for a long time or deal with a difficult situation without becoming angry or upset

    It's difficult to be patient when you're stuck in a traffic jam.

    patient with:

    Susan's very patient with the children.

    1. a.
      used about people's behavior

      After some patient questioning, I managed to discover the truth.

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