impatience impatience  /ɪm ˈpeɪ ʃəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
  2. (n) a restless desire for change and excitement
  3. (n) a dislike of anything that causes delay

Usage(s):

  1. Clinton likes to schmooze with the crowds, which produces his famed tardiness and brings a benign impatience to the always punctual Bushes.
  2. The powerful of the earth should take heed: deep inside that T shirt where we have tried to trap him, the eyes of Che Guevara are still burning with impatience.
  3. It was months before editor Briton Hadden's impish contempt for his readers, his impatience with the English language, crystallized into gibberish.

News

  1. Another southern Illinois prosecutor OKs concealed carry

    ST. LOUIS -- A second Illinois prosecutor has decided to let his county's residents carry concealed weapons even as the governor weighs whether to allow it statewide, reflecting surging impatience among local law enforcement months after a federal court tossed out the state's last-in-the-nation ban.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The State Journal-Register

  2. Illinois concealed carry OK'd in another county

    A second Illinois prosecutor has decided to let his county's residents carry concealed weapons even as the governor weighs whether to allow it statewide, reflecting surging impatience among local law enforcement months after a federal court tossed out the state's last-in-the-nation ban.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  3. Another Illinois prosecutor OKs concealed carry

    A second Illinois prosecutor has decided to let his county's residents carry concealed weapons even as the governor weighs whether to allow it statewide, reflecting surging impatience among local law enforcement months after a federal court tossed out the state's last-in-the-nation ban.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Harrisburg Daily Register

Quotes

  1. It would be an "unforgiveable mistake for leaders in Washington to allow politics and impatience to stand in the way of protecting the American people," Bush said in comments to reporters at the White House.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: President Bush Source: WSOCtv.com

  2. "I think we ought to show a little impatience when it comes to the Iraqis and their unwillingness to respond to the need to change," Durbin said at a St. Louis news conference. "America has been patient. Our troops have been heroic. ...... It...
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Dick Durbin Source: Forbes

  3. "I must say the impatience the organization displayed in both encouraging me to rush back on the field last year and then rushing me out the door this year is disappointing," Culpepper said. "However, I understand that they have the right to...
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Daunte Culpepper Source: SportingNews.com

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