impatient impatient  /ɪm ˈpeɪ ʃənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
  2. (adj) (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness

Usage(s):

  1. Consumers are impatient with the mainstream media.
  2. Japan is becoming impatient with demands that it should constantly apologize for what happened more than 60 years ago.
  3. There is the ghost of a thought that Americans are growing so impatient and unleadable that they insist on ritually disposing of the President every four years or less.

News

  1. Silverstone podium still a step too far for Button

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Jenson Button could not wait to get out of his mishandling McLaren after a miserable afternoon in Canada and now, less than two weeks later, he is impatient to step back in. British fans preparing for their annual home Grand Prix pilgrimage to Silverstone next week should not get their hopes up, however. Button, the 2009 world champion with Brawn GP, has never ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Motor racing-Silverstone podium still a step too far for Button

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Jenson Button could not wait to get out of his mishandling McLaren after a miserable afternoon in Canada and now, less than two weeks later, he is impatient to step back in. British fans preparing for their annual home Grand Prix pilgrimage to Silverstone next week should not get their hopes up, however. Button, the 2009 world champion with Brawn GP ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Mid-Market Manufacturers 'Impatient' with Slow Growth

    Survey shows U.S. manufacturers optimistic about their sales, but concerned about weak recovery, impact of regulations. Feeling a bit impatient about the weak recovery? You're not alone. read more
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Industry Week

Quotes

  1. "I'm as impatient as anybody else to get on with this, to resolve matters one way or another," Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader and kingmaker, told reporters outside his house this morning.
    on May 11, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: ABC News

  2. "There are a lot of people who say, 'Well we should just wrap this up,'" Clinton told several hundred South Dakotans while standing on the porch of a fourth-generation family farmhouse in Bath. "Well I've never been impatient with democracy."
    on May 14, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I know that some of you are not happy about our emphasis on inflation control. There have been some impatient editorials about the sacrifice of growth at the altar of inflation control. Also there are global concerns of a slowdown. We need to be...
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Hindu Business Line

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