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adjective     impatient pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    annoyed because something is not happening as quickly as you want or in the way you want

    ‘Come on!’ said Maggie, becoming impatient.

    impatient with:

    He gets impatient with people who don’t agree with him.

    1. a.
      formal annoyed by something bad and not willing to accept it
      impatient of:

      We became impatient of the slow progress that was being made.

  2. 2
    wanting something to happen as soon as possible
    impatient to do something:

    After a couple of days, she was impatient to get back to work.

    impatient for:

    They were impatient for news of their father.

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