impatient etymology

English word impatient comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin patiens

Detailed word origin of impatient

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
patiens Latin (lat)
impatiens Latin (lat) Insensible, apathetic, stoic. That cannot bear; avoiding, fleeing.
impacient Old French (fro)
impatient English (eng) (obsolete) Not to be borne; unendurable.. Anxious and eager, especially to begin something.. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience.. Restless and intolerant of delays.

Words with the same origin as impatient

Descendants of patiens
patient