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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.

From Ozy

He’s an impatient man, so 10 minutes of his time is a bit like two hours of somebody else’s time.

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.

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.

From Time

An impatient date strolled to one girl, pulled her away from her friends, yanked down her mask and his own.

On AboveTopSecret, Syrian Sister was impatient for his execution.

When impatient or tired, as he often is in his wheelchair, he stims: tapping his head, biting his arm, rocking.

After a while I became impatient and tried to move, but the box was too narrow.

Yes, a Plan B, one that places more stock in patient strategy as opposed to impatient action.

But the shutdown is something of a sideshow, provoked by impatient conservatives who wanted confrontation.

He stared at his men, astonished and impatient at this strange disobedience.

The carriage, waiting to convey them away, was already at the door, the impatient horses pawing the ground.

An impatient pupil who never learns anything thoroughly often disregards the rule about silent consonants.

The socialist reads such criticism as the above with impatient approval.

He would at once become stubborn and ugly, because he is not used to our quick, nervous, impatient ways.

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On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impatient, such as: anxious, eager, irritable, keen, restless, and testy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.