Definition of impatience :
The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid.
pettishness, fury, irritation, ire, longing, agitation, desire, indignation, resentment, petulance, temper, inclination, outrage, thirst, nervousness, passion, vexation, fretfulness, wish, eagerness, queasiness, excitement, exasperation, ache, restlessness, uneasiness, offense, choler, displeasure, wrath, fidgetiness, anger, yearning, fidget, asperity, hankering, craving, disquietude, rage, care, mood, peevishness, urge, animosity, anxiety
haste (part of speech: noun)
irritability (part of speech: noun)
- On the table beside her lay a book which she had thrown down with a gesture of impatience. - "At Love's Cost", Charles Garvice.
- She opened the door in her impatience to be rid of him. - "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.
- She tapped her foot on a stone with a movement of impatience and looked away from him. - "The Stronger Influence", F.E. Mills Young.