1 resigned, submissive, stoical, long-suffering, compliant, acquiescent, passive, self-possessed, philosophical, serene, unaggressive:
The staff who handle complaints must be extremely patient.
2 diligent, dogged, tenacious, persistent, assiduous, sedulous, steadfast, staunch, perseverant, unwavering, unswerving, constant, unfaltering, unfailing, untiring, tireless, indefatigable, pertinacious, determined, resolved, resolute, firm, unyielding:
Be patient, and don't do anything rash.
3 forbearing, tolerant, forgiving, lenient, accommodating:
We have been patient long enough and must now put a stop to the vandalism.
4 invalid, sufferer, case, valetudinarian:
Doctors were called in to treat patients who developed the symptoms.
Aids, cancer, diabetic, heart, etc. | mental, mentally-ill, psychiatric | seriously-ill, terminally-ill | hospital | long-stay | private
He only takes private patients.
| elderly, older | adult, child
VERB + PATIENT
examine, see, treat
A GP sees an average of 35 patients every day.
The patient was admitted to hospital yesterday.
patients waiting to be discharged from hospital
PATIENT + VERB
develop sth, have sth, suffer from sth
The patient has a severe mental condition.
| respond (to sth)
These patients are responding well to the new drug.
PATIENT + NOUN
patients with liver disease adj
be, sound | remain
extremely, incredibly, very | endlessly
She's been extremely patient about it all.
He was endlessly patient with the children.
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