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Definition of "impatience" []

  • The quality or condition of being impatient. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impatience" in a sentence
  • "Nor do I think that this impatience is necessarily "in step" with right-wing cultural values."
  • "What Halberstam and Berube share, ultimately, is a plain impatience with if not disdain for trifling old literature."
  • "For long-term investors, this was an opportunity to "exploit the short-term impatience," says David Herro , portfolio manager for Oakmark International and Oakmark International Small Cap ."