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impătĭens (inp- ), entis, adj. 2. inpatiens.
I. That cannot bear, will not endure or suffer, impatient of any thing (not ante-Aug.; cf. intolerans).
A. Of living beings; usu. constr. with gen.; rarely with inf. or absol.
(α). With gen.: “viae,Ov. M. 6, 322; cf.: “miles impatiens solis, pulveris, tempestatum,Tac. H. 2, 99: “vulneris,Verg. A. 11, 639: “morbi,Suet. Gramm. 3: “morae,Sil. 8, 4; Suet. Calig. 51; cf.: “aeger morā et spei impatiens,Tac. H. 2, 40: “maeroris,Suet. Calig. 24: “longioris sollicitudinis,id. Oth. 9: “discidii,id. Dom. 9: “veritatis,Curt. 3, 2, 17 et saep.: “impatiens expersque viri,not enduring, avoiding, fleeing, Ov. M. 1, 479: “viri,id. F. 6, 288: “Nympharum,id. M. 4, 260: “quasi ab impatientibus remediorum,Suet. Tib. 59: “somni,Val. Fl. 1, 296: “morarum,Amm. 28, 1, 9: “superioris,Quint. 11, 1, 16.—Poet.: irae, impatient in his wrath, i. e. ungovernably furious, Ov. M. 13, 3; cf.: “Galli flagrantes ira, cujus impatiens gens est,Liv. 5, 38.—Sup.: “sues ex omnibus pecudibus impatientissimae famis sunt,Col. 7, 11, 3: “Marius quietis impatientissimus,Vell. 2, 23, 1.—
(β). With inf.: “cohibere furorem,Sil. 11, 98: “nescire torum,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 1, 35.—
(γ). Absol.: “nihil est impatientius imperitia,Macr. S. 7, 5 fin.: “impatientissima sollicitudo,Gell. 12, 1, 22.—
II. That does not feel or suffer, insensible, apathetic (post-Aug. and very rare), Lact. 5, 22, 5.—Esp., philos. t. t., of the Stoics, free from sensibility, without feeling: “Epicurus et hi, quibus summum bonum visum est animus impatiens,Sen. Ep. 9, 1.— Hence, adv.: impătĭenter , impatiently, unwillingly (post-Aug.): “amavi juvenem tam ardenter quam nunc impatienter requiro,Plin. Ep. 2, 7, 6: “indoluit,Tac. A. 4, 17.—Comp., Plin. Ep. 6, 1, 1; Just. 12, 15, 3. —Sup., Plin. Ep. 9, 22, 2.
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