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 for impatient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impatient \Im*pa"tient\ ([i^]m*p[=a]"shent), a. [OE. impacient,
     F. impatient, fr. L. impatiens; pref. im- not + patiens
     patient. See Patient.]
     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.
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              A violent, sudden, and impatient necessity. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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              Fame, impatient of extremes, decays
              Not more by envy than excess of praise. --Pope.
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              The impatient man will not give himself time to be
              informed of the matter that lies before him.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Dryden was poor and impatient of poverty.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     2. Not to be borne; unendurable. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient
        speeches or replies. --Shak.
  
     Syn: Restless; uneasy; changeable; hot; eager; fretful;
          intolerant; passionate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impatient \Im*pa"tient\, n.
     One who is impatient. [R.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  impatient
      adj 1: restless or short-tempered 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)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "impatient":
     abrupt, agitated, agog, alacritous, all agog, animated, antsy,
     antsy-pantsy, anxious, athirst, avid, breathless, brusque,
     bursting to, chafing, curt, demanding, desirous, eager, edgy,
     excited, fidgety, forward, fretful, fretting, full of life, hasty,
     headlong, hopped-up, hot-tempered, impetuous, impulsive,
     in a lather, in a stew, in a sweat, indignant, irascible,
     irritable, itchy, keen, lively, nervous, on edge, overhasty,
     panting, precipitate, prompt, querulous, quick, raring to, rash,
     ready, ready and willing, reckless, restive, restless, short,
     short-tempered, snappish, spirited, squirming, squirmy, sudden,
     testy, thirsty, uneasy, unpatient, unquiet, vital, vivacious,
     vivid, waspish, zestful
  
  

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