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Definition of Patient


  1. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.
  2. Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering.
  3. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.
  4. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.
  5. Forbearing; long-suffering.
  6. ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.
  7. A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse.
  8. To compose, to calm.

Patient Quotations

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
Robert H. Schuller

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
Lana Turner

Sometimes things aren't clear right away. That's where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead.
Mary Pierce

Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you're going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.
Randy Johnson

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
William Osler
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Patient Translations

patient in Afrikaans is geduldig
patient in French is patient
patient in German is geduldig
patient in Italian is indulgente
patient in Portuguese is paciente
patient in Spanish is paciente
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