Patient vs. Patience

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Patient and Patience is that the Patient is a person who takes a medical treatment or is subject of a case study and Patience is a Christian virtue.

  • Patient

    A patient is any recipient of health care services. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physiotherapist, physician assistant, psychologist, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or other health care provider.

  • Patience

    Patience (or forbearance) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances such as: perseverance and/or the ability to wait in the face of delay; provocation without responding in negative annoyance/anger; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can have before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Antonyms include hastiness and impetuousness.

  • Patient (adjective)

    Willing to wait if necessary; not losing one’s temper while waiting.

    “Be patient: your friends will arrive in a few hours.”

  • Patient (adjective)

    Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent.

    “patient endeavour”

  • Patient (adjective)

    Physically able to suffer or bear.

  • Patient (noun)

    A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.

  • Patient (noun)

    The noun or noun phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb’s action.

    “The subject of a passive verb is usually a patient.”

  • Patient (noun)

    One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.

  • Patience (noun)

    The quality of being patient.

  • Patience (noun)

    Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US. card game.


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