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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pa·tient /(ˌ)ɪmˈpeʃənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pa·tient a.
 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. Not to be borne; unendurable. [Obs.]
 3. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies.
 Syn: -- Restless; uneasy; changeable; hot; eager; fretful; intolerant; passionate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pa·tient, n. One who is impatient. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: restless or short of temper under delay or opposition;
             "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of
             criticism" [ant: patient]
      2: (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness; "impatient to
         begin"; "raring to go" [syn: impatient(p), raring(p)]