Patience vs Patients what difference

what is difference between Patience and Patients

English

Etymology

From Middle English pacience, from Old French pacience (modern French patience), from Latin patientia. Displaced native Middle English thuld, thuild (patience) (from Old English þyld (patience)), Middle English thole (patience) (from Old Norse þol (patience, endurance)), Middle English bilǣfing, bileaving (patience, perseverance, remaining) (from Old English belǣfan (to endure, survive)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪʃəns/

Noun

patience (usually uncountable, plural patiences)

  1. The quality of being patient.
  2. Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US. (card game).

Synonyms

  • thild
  • thole (obsolete, rare, or regional)

Antonyms

  • impatience

Related terms

  • passion
  • passionate
  • passive
  • passivity
  • patient

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: pasensi

Translations

Further reading

  • patience in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • patience in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

See also

  • clock patience
  • garden patience

French

Etymology

From Old French pacience, borrowed from Latin patientia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa.sjɑ̃s/

Noun

patience f (plural patiences)

  1. patience

Derived terms

  • perdre patience
  • prendre son mal en patience

Related terms

  • patient

Further reading

  • “patience” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle English

Noun

patience

  1. Alternative form of pacience


English

Pronunciation

Noun

patients

  1. plural of patient

Anagrams

  • antipest, paintest, pet stain

Danish

Noun

patients c

  1. indefinite genitive singular of patient

French

Adjective

patients

  1. masculine plural of patient

Noun

patients m

  1. plural of patient

Swedish

Noun

patients

  1. indefinite genitive singular of patient

Anagrams

  • aptitens, panteist

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