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IMPA'TIENT, a. [L. impatiens.] Uneasy or fretful under suffering; not bearing pain with composure; not enduring evil without fretfulness,uneasiness, and a desire or effort to get rid of the evil. Young men are impatient of restraint. We are all apt to be impatient under wrongs; but it is a christian duty not to be impatient in sickness, or under any afflictive dispensation of Providence.

1. Not suffering quietly; not enduring.

Fame, impatient of extremes, decays

Not more by envy than excess of praise.

2. Hasty; eager; not enduring delay. The impatient man will not wait for information; he often acts with precipitance. Be not impatient for the return of spring.

3. Not to be borne; as impatient smart.

This word is followed by of, at, for, or under. We are impatient of restraint, or of wrongs; impatient at the delay of expected good; impatient for the return of a friend, or for the arrival of the mail; impatient under evils of any kind. The proper use of these particles can be learnt only by practice or observation.

IMPA'TIENT, n. One who is restless under suffering.




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IMPA'TIENT, a. [L. impatiens.] Uneasy or fretful under suffering; not bearing pain with composure; not enduring evil without fretfulness,uneasiness, and a desire or effort to get rid of the evil. Young men are impatient of restraint. We are all apt to be impatient under wrongs; but it is a christian duty not to be impatient in sickness, or under any afflictive dispensation of Providence.

1. Not suffering quietly; not enduring.

Fame, impatient of extremes, decays

Not more by envy than excess of praise.

2. Hasty; eager; not enduring delay. The impatient man will not wait for information; he often acts with precipitance. Be not impatient for the return of spring.

3. Not to be borne; as impatient smart.

This word is followed by of, at, for, or under. We are impatient of restraint, or of wrongs; impatient at the delay of expected good; impatient for the return of a friend, or for the arrival of the mail; impatient under evils of any kind. The proper use of these particles can be learnt only by practice or observation.

IMPA'TIENT, n. One who is restless under suffering.


IM-PA'TIENT, a. [L. impatiens.]

  1. Uneasy or fretful under suffering; not bearing pain with composure; not enduring evil without fretfulness, uneasiness, and a desire or effort to get rid of the evil. Young men are impatient of restraint. We are all apt to be impatient under wrongs; but it is a Christian duty not to be impatient in sickness, or under any afflictive dispensation of Providence.
  2. Not suffering quietly; not enduring. Fame, impatient of extremes, decays / Not more by envy than excess of praise. Pope.
  3. Hasty; eager; not enduring delay. The impatient man will not wait for information; he often acts with precipitance. Be not impatient for the return of spring.
  4. Not to be borne; as, impatient smart. Spenser. This word is followed by of, at, for, or under. We are impatient of restraint, or of wrongs; impatient at the delay of expected good; impatient for the return of a friend, or for the arrival of the mail; impatient under evils of any kind. The proper use of these particles can be learnt only by practice or observation.

IM-PA'TIENT, n.

One who is restless under suffering. [Unusual.]


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. One who is impatient.

    [R.]
  3. Not to be borne; unendurable.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  4. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies.

    Shak.

    Syn. -- Restless; uneasy; changeable; hot; eager; fretful; intolerant; passionate.

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Impatient

IMPA'TIENT, adjective [Latin impatiens.] Uneasy or fretful under suffering; not bearing pain with composure; not enduring evil without fretfulness, uneasiness, and a desire or effort to get rid of the evil. Young men are impatient of restraint. We are all apt to be impatient under wrongs; but it is a christian duty not to be impatient in sickness, or under any afflictive dispensation of Providence.

1. Not suffering quietly; not enduring.

Fame, impatient of extremes, decays

Not more by envy than excess of praise.

2. Hasty; eager; not enduring delay. The impatient man will not wait for information; he often acts with precipitance. Be not impatient for the return of spring.

3. Not to be borne; as impatient smart.

This word is followed by of, at, for, or under. We are impatient of restraint, or of wrongs; impatient at the delay of expected good; impatient for the return of a friend, or for the arrival of the mail; impatient under evils of any kind. The proper use of these particles can be learnt only by practice or observation.

IMPA'TIENT, noun One who is restless under suffering.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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LUTE, n. [L. laudo.]

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