Synonyms of patient


1. patient, case, sick person, diseased person, sufferer

usage: a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

2. affected role, patient role, patient, semantic role, participant role

usage: 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


1. patient (vs. impatient), diligent, persevering, enduring, long-suffering, forbearing, longanimous, tolerant, patient of, unhurried, tolerant, uncomplaining

usage: enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"

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