growing, mounting | slight | barely concealed/controlled
hint, note, touch
VERB + IMPATIENCE
She felt a growing impatience.
| express, show
He was trying hard not to show his impatience.
| contain, control, curb, restrain
unable to contain her impatience
| conceal, hide
IMPATIENCE + VERB
He stamped his feet as he waited with barely concealed impatience for the telephone.
| ~ at
He expressed impatience at the slow rate of progress.
| ~ for
his impatience for her to return
| ~ with
impatience with the slowness of change
a gesture of impatience
He shook his head in a gesture of impatience.
| a sigh of impatience
He bit back a sigh of impatience.
| signs of impatience
The children were beginning to show signs of impatience.
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