Patient vs. Patience

Patient vs. Patience — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Patient and Patience

Patientadjective

Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness

tried to remain patient when the airline announced the flight was delayed.

Patiencenoun

The capacity, quality, or fact of being patient

"The task of mastering ancient languages ... takes years of study, and persistence, and patience" (Cullen Murphy).

Patientadjective

Marked by or exhibiting calm endurance of pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance

responded to the accusations with a patient smile.

Patiencenoun

Chiefly British, Games Solitaire.

Patientadjective

Tolerant; understanding

an unfailingly patient leader and guide.

Patiencenoun

The quality of being patient.

Patientadjective

Persevering; constant

With patient industry, she revived the failing business and made it thrive.

Patiencenoun

Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US. card game.

Patientadjective

Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result; not hasty or impulsive.

Patiencenoun

good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

Patientadjective

Capable of bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance

“My uncle Toby was a man patient of injuries” (Laurence Sterne).

Patiencenoun

a card game played by one person

Patientnoun

One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.

Patientnoun

(Linguistics) A noun or noun phrase identifying one that is acted upon or undergoes an action. Also called goal.

Patientnoun

(Obsolete) One who suffers.

Patientadjective

(of a person) Willing to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting.

Be patient: your friends will arrive in a few hours.

Patientadjective

Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent.

patient endeavour

Patientadjective

(obsolete) Physically able to suffer or bear.

Patientnoun

A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.

Patientnoun

The noun or noun phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb's action.

The subject of a passive verb is usually a patient.

Patientnoun

One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.

Patientnoun

a person who requires medical care;

the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly

Patientnoun

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

Patientadjective

enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance;

a patient smilewas patient with the childrenan exact and patient scientistplease be patient

Patientadjective

enduring without protest or complaint