1. Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or
opposition; eager for change, or for something expected; hasty; passionate; often followed by at, for,
of, and under.
A violent, sudden, and impatient necessity.Jer. Taylor.
Fame, impatient of extremes, decaysPope.
Not more by envy than excess of praise.
The impatient man will not give himself time to be informed of the matter that lies before him.Addison.
Dryden was poor and impatient of poverty.Macaulay.
2. Not to be borne; unendurable. [Obs.] Spenser.
3. Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies. Shak.
Syn. Restless; uneasy; changeable; hot; eager; fretful; intolerant; passionate.
(Im*pa"tient), n. One who is impatient. [R.]
(Im*pa"tient*ly), adv. In an impatient manner.
(Im*pat`ron*i*za"tion) n. Absolute seignory or possession; the act of investing with such
possession. [R.] Cotgrave.
(Im*pat"ron*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impatronized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impatronizing ] To
make lord or master; as, to impatronize one's self of a seigniory. [R.] Bacon.
(Im*pave") v. t. To pave. [Poetic]
Impaved with rude fidelityWordsworth.
Of art mosaic.
(Im*pav"id) a. [L. impavidus. See In- not, and Pavid.] Fearless. Im*pav"id*ly, adv.
(Im*pawn") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impawning.] [Pref. im- + pawn: cf.
Empawn.] To put in pawn; to pledge. Shak.
(Im*peach") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeached ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impeaching.] [OE. empeechier
to prevent, hinder, bar, F. empêcher, L. impedicare to entangle; pref. im- in + pedica fetter, fr. pes,
pedis, foot. See Foot, and Appeach, Dispatch, Impede.]
1. To hinder; to impede; to prevent. [Obs.]
These ungracious practices of his sons did impeach his journey to the Holy Land.Sir J. Davies.
A defluxion on my throat impeached my utterance.Howell.
2. To charge with a crime or misdemeanor; to accuse; especially to charge before a competent tribunal,
with misbehavior in office; to cite before a tribunal for judgment of official misconduct; to arraign; as, to
impeach a judge. See Impeachment.
3. Hence, to charge with impropriety; to dishonor; to bring discredit on; to call in question; as, to impeach
one's motives or conduct.
And doth impeach the freedom of the state.Shak.