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synonyms for impatience

  • anger
  • annoyance
  • anxiety
  • eagerness
  • edginess
  • excitement
  • nervousness
  • restlessness
  • uneasiness
  • agitation
  • avidity
  • disquietude
  • expectancy
  • fretfulness
  • haste
  • hastiness
  • heat
  • impetuosity
  • intolerance
  • irritability
  • rashness
  • restiveness
  • shortness
  • suspense
  • vehemence
  • violence
  • ants in pants
  • irritableness
  • quick temper
  • snappiness

antonyms for impatience

MOST RELEVANT
  • apathy
  • calm
  • calmness
  • contentment
  • enjoyment
  • happiness
  • joy
  • peace
  • control
  • ease
  • endurance
  • forbearance
  • patience
  • tolerance
  • waiting
  • willingness
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How to use impatience in a sentence

It’s not like we’re unaware of how absurdly fortunate we are even as we slog through this second pandemic year with weary impatience.
SUPERFICIAL EMPATHY AND WATCHING THE AFGHAN TRAGEDY ON THE LITTLE SCREENSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFAUGUST 22, 2021TIME
I regret putting other climbers at risk, and I regret the impatience I felt.
A FREE SOLOIST REMEMBERS HIS YOSEMITE FREE FALLKEVIN JOHNSONJUNE 29, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Maybe it’s the cold and snow blanketing so much more of the country than usual, or maybe it’s our collective impatience with a slow vaccine rollout as we approach the once-unthinkable milestone of a year under varying degrees of lockdown.
THE 5 BEST NEW SHOWS OUR TV CRITIC WATCHED IN FEBRUARY 2021JUDY BERMANFEBRUARY 26, 2021TIME
I know that impatience with corporate voice systems is a tiresome, hackneyed gripe.
GENE WEINGARTEN: YOUR CALL IS UNIMPORTANT TO USGENE WEINGARTENJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This time, the impatience was evident on both sides of the aisle.
HOGAN’S FIRST BATCH OF CORONAVIRUS TESTS FROM SOUTH KOREA WERE FLAWED, NEVER USEDSTEVE THOMPSONNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Film critic Pauline Kael had him replaced as her editor, apparently because he showed impatience with her practice of reading her columns aloud, with a hand cupped to her ear.
DANIEL MENAKER, AUTHOR AND CELEBRATED EDITOR AT THE NEW YORKER AND RANDOM HOUSE, DIES AT 79HARRISON SMITHOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When it doesn’t work, he grips the weapon and repeatedly presses the “fire” button, his impatience clear as he listens to a computer explain the error.
DOOM ETERNAL IS THE BEST DOOM GAME EVER MADE, PERIODMATTHEW GAULTMARCH 19, 2020TIME
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
Liszt looked at it, and to her fright and dismay cried out in a fit of impatience, "No, I won't hear it!"
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Felipe was so full of impatience to continue his search, that he hardly listened to the Father's words.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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