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Able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.‘be patient, your time will come’‘a patient and painstaking approach’
forbearing, uncomplaining, tolerant, long-suffering, resigned, stoicalpersevering, persistent, tenacious, diligent, assiduous, indefatigable, dogged, determined, resolved, resolute, obstinate, insistent, single-minded, purposeful, pertinaciousView synonyms
- ‘If you are slow and patient it is possible to get quite near to them, and this was certainly the closest either of us had been to a shark in a long time.’
- ‘The glossy surface, apparently built up from a patient succession of thin glazes, is exactly in her manner.’
- ‘For some less patient diners this can actually be a blessing as it cuts down the time spent perusing the options.’
- ‘He plays a patient game from the back of the court and the approach edges him close to claiming the first set.’
- ‘Jackie is noted for his very patient style and believes in encouraging students every step of the way.’
- ‘He likes challenge and experimentation, but he is also a patient professional.’
- ‘This time, they are taking a more patient approach.’
- ‘In any case, the learning situation must be an active one, and thus a patient one.’
- ‘He wasn't the most calm and patient person in the world when it came to matters of the heart.’
- ‘The Foss Basin is always a safe bet at this time of year and pike anglers have been reaping the rewards of a patient approach.’
- ‘It's become hard to imagine anyone else pulling off such stubborn, patient beauty.’
- ‘His relaxed, patient attitude does not always sit well with people in a hurry.’
- ‘It was awesome working with him, he is a very cool and patient dude.’
- ‘The people of Gloucester must have been affected by the patient suffering of their pastor.’
- ‘You never have been able to handle the fact that I'm more patient than you.’
1A person receiving or registered to receive medical treatment.‘many patients in the hospital were more ill than she was’
sick person, case, sufferer, victimView synonyms
- ‘The test also has limited usefulness for patients with diabetes and end-stage renal disease.’
- ‘The goal was to recruit 400 depressed patients hospitalized for heart attack or angina.’
- ‘Everything pertaining to the patient's medical care should be clearly documented.’
- ‘This could also open the way for hospitals to start charging patients for treatment.’
- ‘Just like any doctor, we take a patient's medical details and allergies before a consultation.’
- ‘We enrolled 272 consecutive patients who were referred to the participating investigators for preoperative consultation.’
- ‘Today's surgical patient often is discharged with wounds that require nursing care at home.’
- ‘An AIDS patient receives antiretroviral drugs in a Kenyan hospital.’
- ‘Critically ill, morbidly obese patients present serious challenges to physicians treating them.’
- ‘What are your observations regarding the few AIDS patients undergoing treatment in Burundi?’
- ‘An acute shortage of human organs means that many patients die waiting for transplants, however.’
- ‘A search of records indicated that the remaining 29 patients were still alive one year after discharge.’
- ‘Not all beta blockers are equally tolerated by patients with chronic heart failure.’
- ‘Only one patient with severe persistent asthma was not receiving an asthma controller medication.’
- ‘Four days later, this immunosuppressed patient developed a sore swollen tongue.’
- ‘Some patients who respond well initially develop tolerance to the injections.’
- ‘They were able to define three clinical characteristics that put hospitalized heart failure patients at greatest risk of mortality.’
- ‘It could see patients being banned from treatment for up to a year in severe cases.’
- ‘Patients in the intervention group completed a questionnaire immediately after viewing the programme.’
- ‘Hospital chiefs insist no patient suffered worse treatment because of the scandal.’
The semantic role of a noun phrase denoting something that is affected or acted upon by the action of a verb.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin patient- ‘suffering’, from the verb pati.
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