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noun [uncountable]     impatience pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    the annoyed feeling you get when something does not happen as quickly as you want it to or in the way you want it to

    Harry could hear the impatience in her voice.

    impatience with/at:

    Impatience with the government’s unwillingness to support the campaign is increasing.

  2. 2
    the feeling of wanting to do something as soon as possible


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