patience

[หˆpeษชสƒษ™ns]

patience Definition

  • 1the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset
  • 2the ability to wait calmly for something to happen or for someone to do something

Using patience: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "patience" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He had the patience to wait for hours in line.

  • Example

    She showed great patience with the children.

  • Example

    It takes patience to learn a new skill.

  • Example

    I have no patience for people who are always complaining.

patience Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using patience

  • try someone's patience

    to test someone's ability to remain calm and tolerant

    Example

    His constant complaining is really trying my patience.

  • to be extremely patient, especially in difficult circumstances

    Example

    She has the patience of Job to deal with her difficult clients.

  • to be able to wait calmly for something to happen or for someone to do something

    Example

    I don't have the patience to wait in line for hours.

Phrases with patience

  • to become annoyed or angry because you have been waiting too long or because something is not happening as quickly as you want it to

    Example

    I'm afraid I'm starting to lose patience with this project.

  • to be able to remain calm and tolerant even when dealing with difficult people or situations

    Example

    She has the patience of a saint to deal with her boss's constant demands.

  • to become so annoyed or frustrated that you can no longer tolerate a situation or person

    Example

    I'm running out of patience with his constant excuses.

Origins of patience

from Old French 'pacience', from Latin 'patientia', meaning 'suffering'

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Summary: patience in Brief

The term 'patience' [หˆpeษชสƒษ™ns] refers to the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. It is the ability to wait calmly for something to happen or for someone to do something. Examples include 'He had the patience to wait for hours in line,' and 'I have no patience for people who are always complaining.' Phrases like 'lose patience' and idioms like 'have the patience of Job' denote the limits and extremes of patience.

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