Definition Patient

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(to be) patient: to wait without complaining; (to be) tolerant, understanding, calm
Luna is very patient during interviews. She is very tolerant even with difficult candidates.

a patient: a person receiving medical care
a mental patient a person receiving medical care for mental illness

impatient: intolerant, unable to wait, in a hurry
At times, Bruno can get impatient with incompetent employees. He is intolerant of their inability to do the job.


  • "In fact, you're as bad as some of my speech therapy patients, mmkay?"
  • "Your business card was attached to the patient's buttocks with chewing gum. He refuses to reveal his name, and broke a fire-extinguisher during check in."
  • "I have included an audio file of the patient during one of his calmer periods."
  • "I am unable to reach you by telephone, so I am writing you this e-mail in regards to a patient who checked in at 3 AM this morning."
  • "When I dumped him he went mad and was sent to an insane asylum. You could say that he was my first patient."
  • "Patient : Everything smells like pancakes!"
  • "As one of our patients, your body will be frozen when you die and preserved in cryonic suspension."
  • "Patient : Uh."
  • "Patient : I am the king of the snow monkeys!"
  • "Please be patient with him and listen to his advice."

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