Pronunciation: (im-pā'shunt), [key]
1. not patient; not accepting delay, opposition, pain, etc., with calm or patience.
2. indicating lack of patience: an impatient answer.
3. restless in desire or expectation; eagerly desirous.
4. impatient of, intolerant of: impatient of any interruptions.
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