Antonyms for patient

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : pey-shuhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpeɪ ʃənt

Definition of patient

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "enduring without complaint," from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem (see patience). Related: Patiently.
  • adj capable, willing to endure
  • noun person being treated for medical problem
Example sentences :
  • Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people?
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • His face had a patient, expectant look, as if he waited for them to do something.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • "I feel my patient growing better," the doctor said, with satisfaction.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Vice was like hysterics—the more kindness you showed the worse grew the patient!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The young man tried to be patient over her density in this time of crisis.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • What daring boldness, what a strange revolt of a patient against his doctor!
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • I felt how good he was, how strong and patient, and was at peace.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Then he threw the reins down on the backs of his patient horses, and descended.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • He was very ill, and could not work, and certainly was not a patient sufferer.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • "He did; but—" and Crane looked at Faust, with patient toleration of his lack of perception.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser

Synonyms for patient

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