1 n-uncount If you have patience, you are able to stay calm and not get annoyed, for example when something takes a long time, or when someone is not doing what you want them to do., (Antonym: impatience)
He doesn't have the patience to wait..., It was exacting work and required all his patience.
2 If someone tries your patience or tests your patience, they annoy you so much that it is very difficult for you to stay calm.
try/test sb's patience phrase V inflects
He tended to stutter, which tried her patience...
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild
1 calmness, composure, cool (slang) equanimity, even temper, forbearance, imperturbability, restraint, serenity, sufferance, tolerance, toleration
2 constancy, diligence, endurance, fortitude, long-suffering, perseverance, persistence, resignation, stoicism, submission
1 agitation, exasperation, excitement, impatience, irritation, nervousness, passion, restlessness
2 irresolution, vacillation
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