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synonyms for impatient

  • anxious
  • eager
  • irritable
  • keen
  • restless
  • testy
  • thirsty
  • abrupt
  • agog
  • antsy
  • appetent
  • ardent
  • athirst
  • avid
  • breathless
  • brusque
  • chafing
  • choleric
  • curt
  • demanding
  • dying to
  • edgy
  • feverish
  • fretful
  • hasty
  • having short fuse
  • headlong
  • hot under collar
  • hot-tempered
  • impetuous
  • indignant
  • intolerant
  • irascible
  • itchy
  • on pins and needles
  • quick-tempered
  • racing one's motor
  • ripe
  • snappy
  • straining
  • sudden
  • unforbearing
  • unindulgent
  • vehement
  • violent
See also synonyms for: impatiently
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antonyms for impatient

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  • happy
  • unconcerned
  • unenthusiastic
  • controlled
  • easygoing
  • enduring
  • forbearing
  • laid-back
  • patient
  • tolerant
  • waiting
  • willing
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How to use impatient in a sentence

If you spend enough time observing the Pacific’s waves, impatient and determined — as if purposefully trying to get somewhere — you can almost hear them speak.
THE MOST STUNNING PLACES ON THE GLOBEJOSEFINA SALOMONAUGUST 8, 2021OZY
He’s an impatient man, so 10 minutes of his time is a bit like two hours of somebody else’s time.
SACHA BARON COHEN’S PARTNER IN CRIME SEIZES THE SPOTLIGHTMARLOW STERNJULY 30, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The city’s lease for Civic Center Plaza had gone month-to-month and the owners were impatient as the city’s initial plans to buy the building fell apart.
WHAT FAULCONER KNEW IS NOW THE $9M QUESTIONLISA HALVERSTADTJUNE 30, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
On the flip side, it’s also possible that increased state ownership of airlines will make governments impatient to return them to profitability, and therefore less willing to impose new taxes or restrictions that could hit airlines’ bottom line.
AIRLINES’ EMISSIONS HALVED DURING THE PANDEMIC. CAN THE INDUSTRY PRESERVE SOME OF THOSE GAINS AS TRAVEL REBOUNDS?CIARA NUGENTMAY 17, 2021TIME
An impatient date strolled to one girl, pulled her away from her friends, yanked down her mask and his own.
HOW A RURAL VIRGINIA TOWN CAME TOGETHER FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE PANDEMIC PROMHANNAH NATANSONMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Vietnam War divided the Democratic Party into rival groups of hawks and doves, giving birth to a “new politics” impatient with the pace of social change.
IS WALTER MONDALE-STYLE LIBERALISM BACK?STEVEN M. GILLONAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Once that happened, it was … I’m an impatient person … it was a pretty quick process from that.
‘I’M A SENATOR.’ SARAH MCBRIDE TAKES NO PRISONERS, NO GUFFISABELLE LEEAPRIL 17, 2021OZY
For now, it’s rare to find someone carting around building materials on electric power—though some are so impatient for zero-emissions pickups that they’re taking matters into their own hands.
AUTOMAKERS ARE GOING ALL IN ON ELECTRIC PICKUPS. WILL ANYONE BUY THEM?ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZAAPRIL 16, 2021TIME
This isn’t to say you can’t talk to your friends about it generally, too — to say, “I know I can sound short and impatient sometimes, and I’m sorry about that — I know it’s not okay and I’m working on it.”
CAROLYN HAX: HER HEART ISN’T HURTFUL, BUT HER VOICE CAN SOUND LIKE IT ISCAROLYN HAXAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Consumers are more curious, demanding, and impatient than ever.
GOING BEYOND KEYWORDS: HOW CONVERSATIONAL INSIGHTS TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF MARKETINGJACQUELINE DOOLEYAPRIL 6, 2021SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPATIENT

  • anxious
  • avid
  • breathless
  • eager
  • enthusiastic
  • excited
  • expectant
  • impatient
  • in suspense
  • on tenterhooks
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.