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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Im*pa"tient
  1. Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or opposition; eager for change, or for something expected; hasty; passionate; -- often followed by at for of, and under."A violent, sudden, and impatient necessity." [Jer. Taylor.]"Fame, impatient of extremes, decays Not more by envy than excess of praise." [Pope.]"The impatient man will not give himself time to be informed of the matter that lies before him." [Addison.]"Dryden was poor and impatient of poverty." [Macaulay.]
  2. Not to be borne; unendurable.(Obs)
  3. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies.
    synonyms: Restless; uneasy; changeable; hot; eager; fretful; intolerant; passionate.

Etymology: OE. impacient, F. impatient, fr. L. impatiens; pref. im- not + patiens patient. See Patient

noun Im*pa"tient
One who is impatient.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness ("impatient to begin")
  2. Restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition ("impatient with the slower students" and "impatient of criticism")

From Old French impacient (modern: impatient), from Latin impatiens.

impatient was also found in the following language(s): French

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Past life for Impatient born May 3, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 800. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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