Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patient

2 senses of patient

Sense 1
patient -- (a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly")
       => case -- (a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor")
       => sick person, diseased person, sufferer -- (a person suffering from an illness)

Sense 2
affected role, patient role, patient -- (the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause)
       => semantic role, participant role -- ((linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause)

Antonyms of adj patient

1 sense of patient

Sense 1
patient (vs. impatient) -- (enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient")

impatient (vs. patient) -- (restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition; "impatient with the slower students"; "impatient of criticism")
        => restive -- (impatient especially under restriction or delay; "the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive")
        => unforbearing -- (unwilling to endure; "she was unforbearing with the slower students")

Similarity of adj patient

1 sense of patient

Sense 1
patient (vs. impatient) -- (enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient")
       => diligent, persevering -- (quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business")
       => enduring, long-suffering -- (patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble; "an enduring disposition"; "a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife")
       => forbearing, longanimous -- (showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment; "seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression"; "was longanimous in the face of suffering")
       => tolerant, patient of -- (showing the capacity for endurance; "injustice can make us tolerant and forgiving"; "a man patient of distractions")
       => unhurried -- (capable of accepting delay with equanimity; "was unhurried with the small children")
          Also See-> tolerant#1; uncomplaining#1

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