Difference between impatience and please




  1. a dislike of anything that causes delay
  2. a restless desire for change and excitement
  3. a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay


The watch on deck soon came to the conclusion that "sailoring" was not particularly funny at night, for there was a good deal of gaping, and not a little impatience for the eight bells that would relieve them for

He waited for her arrival in a fever of impatience.

A note of impatience had entered his voice.

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  1. give satisfaction
  2. give pleasure to or be pleasing to
  3. be the will of or have the will (to)


  1. used in polite request


I had to join this long queue, that snaked around a couple of times, and as each person left, a disembodied voice said, ‘Cashier number seven, please!’

But Arthur's do-gooder streak didn't particularly please other Republicans, and he became one of the few Presidents to fail to win his own party's nomination for re-election.

I'm pleased I didn't get that job, in a funny sort of way.

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