Impatience

Definition of Impatience

Im`pa´tience
n.1.The quality of being impatient; lack of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid.
I then, . . .
Out of my grief and my impatience,
Answered neglectingly.
- Shak.
With huge impatience he inly swelt
More for great sorrow that he could not pass,
Than for the burning torment which he felt.
- Spenser.

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