Unpatient vs. Impatient

By Jaxson

  • Unpatient (adjective)

    obsolete form of impatient

    “Forsooth he that is unpatient, shall suffer harm; and when he hath ravished, he shall lay to another thing. (Wycliffe Bible, Proverbs 19:19)”

    “The Lord is King, be the people never so unpatient: he sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet. (The Book of Common Prayer, 1662, Psalm 99:1)”

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Restless and intolerant of delays.

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Anxious and eager, especially to begin something.

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Not to be borne; unendurable.

  • Impatient (adjective)

    Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience.

    “impatient speeches or replies”

  • Unpatient (adjective)

    Impatient. Formerly also with of, to.

Oxford Dictionary

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