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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’
persevering, persistent, tenacious, diligent, assiduous, indefatigable, dogged, determined, resolved, resolute, obstinate, insistent, single-minded, purposeful, pertinaciousforbearing, uncomplaining, tolerant, long-suffering, resigned, stoicalView synonyms
- ‘Jackie is noted for his very patient style and believes in encouraging students every step of the way.’
- ‘The glossy surface, apparently built up from a patient succession of thin glazes, is exactly in her manner.’
- ‘This time, they are taking a more patient approach.’
- ‘It's become hard to imagine anyone else pulling off such stubborn, patient beauty.’
- ‘He wasn't the most calm and patient person in the world when it came to matters of the heart.’
- ‘In any case, the learning situation must be an active one, and thus a patient one.’
- ‘The people of Gloucester must have been affected by the patient suffering of their pastor.’
- ‘He likes challenge and experimentation, but he is also a patient professional.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was awesome working with him, he is a very cool and patient dude.’
- ‘You never have been able to handle the fact that I'm more patient than you.’
- ‘He plays a patient game from the back of the court and the approach edges him close to claiming the first set.’
- ‘For some less patient diners this can actually be a blessing as it cuts down the time spent perusing the options.’
- ‘His relaxed, patient attitude does not always sit well with people in a hurry.’
1A person receiving or registered to receive medical treatment.‘many patients in the hospital were more ill than she was’
sick person, case, sufferer, victiminvalid, convalescent, outpatient, day patient, inpatient, hospital patientthe sick, the infirmvaletudinarianView synonyms
- ‘They were able to define three clinical characteristics that put hospitalized heart failure patients at greatest risk of mortality.’
- ‘Just like any doctor, we take a patient's medical details and allergies before a consultation.’
- ‘An AIDS patient receives antiretroviral drugs in a Kenyan hospital.’
- ‘Patients in the intervention group completed a questionnaire immediately after viewing the programme.’
- ‘An acute shortage of human organs means that many patients die waiting for transplants, however.’
- ‘The test also has limited usefulness for patients with diabetes and end-stage renal disease.’
- ‘Not all beta blockers are equally tolerated by patients with chronic heart failure.’
- ‘Today's surgical patient often is discharged with wounds that require nursing care at home.’
- ‘Some patients who respond well initially develop tolerance to the injections.’
- ‘This could also open the way for hospitals to start charging patients for treatment.’
- ‘A search of records indicated that the remaining 29 patients were still alive one year after discharge.’
- ‘Everything pertaining to the patient's medical care should be clearly documented.’
- ‘Only one patient with severe persistent asthma was not receiving an asthma controller medication.’
- ‘Hospital chiefs insist no patient suffered worse treatment because of the scandal.’
- ‘We enrolled 272 consecutive patients who were referred to the participating investigators for preoperative consultation.’
- ‘The goal was to recruit 400 depressed patients hospitalized for heart attack or angina.’
- ‘It could see patients being banned from treatment for up to a year in severe cases.’
- ‘Four days later, this immunosuppressed patient developed a sore swollen tongue.’
- ‘What are your observations regarding the few AIDS patients undergoing treatment in Burundi?’
- ‘Critically ill, morbidly obese patients present serious challenges to physicians treating them.’
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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