Definition of impatiently in US English:

impatiently

adverb

  • 1In a way that shows irritation or annoyance.

    ‘he sighed impatiently and glanced at his watch’
    ‘"Come on," he said impatiently’
    • ‘The captain impatiently yells for him to defend himself.’
    • ‘Several times the older man glanced back impatiently as the boy struggled to keep up.’
    • ‘The guest was tapping his foot impatiently.’
    • ‘Jake tapped his fingers impatiently on the steering wheel while he waited for a red light to turn green.’
    • ‘People waited impatiently in line behind him at the drugstore as he struggled to get the words out.’
    • ‘He sighed impatiently, and glanced at his watch.’
    • ‘He began to pound impatiently at the door.’
    • ‘"Come on," I said impatiently.’
    • ‘They kept asking the same questions over and over until he said impatiently, "Not yet."’
    • ‘He tapped his pen on the desk impatiently.’
  • 2In a restlessly eager manner.

    ‘she is waiting impatiently for her husband's return’
    • ‘Juliet enters her bed chamber impatiently waiting to hear news.’
    • ‘Impatiently we wait for the weather to break, for we know all too well how much work needs to be done.’
    • ‘This is a personal favourite, impatiently awaited each week.’
    • ‘Like a child awaiting Christmas morning, I impatiently count down the seconds.’
    • ‘Fans are waiting impatiently for her fourth book.’
    • ‘The little girl tugged on her father's arm impatiently as they approached the waves.’
    • ‘I impatiently watch my e-mail download.’
    • ‘The night, so impatiently awaited, came at last.’
    • ‘Looking forward impatiently to your advice!’
    • ‘He reveals that he is impatiently awaiting permission to travel again and eager to be in the field.’

Pronunciation

impatiently

/imˈpāSHəntlē/