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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Able to put up with pain, trouble, delay, or boredom, without complaining. Also: A person who is being treated by a doctor.

Usage examples (36)
  • I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
  • A patient smile
  • Obviously, the split-brain patient is not acting normally, however.
  • What if the patient is a drain on the doctor's time and patience? for more
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