What is the opposite of impatient?

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Adjective
Opposite of anxious and eager, especially to begin something
“The teachers needed a selection of books that would catch the reluctant readers' attention and hook them on reading.”
Adjective
Opposite of feeling restless due to being eager
“His dignity and refinement and focus and calm manner add up to a state of grace worthy of a man.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked
“Her first day was filled with jeering and taunts but she remained patient with them.”
Adjective
Opposite of not having the tolerance or patience for someone or something
“Perhaps unsurprisingly, it seems older people are less tolerant of shoddy service than younger people.”
Adjective
Opposite of feeling angry or annoyed
Adjective
Opposite of rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
“Mitch was always courteous and would always put others before himself.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
“It was a sign to the recruiter that Bill was apathetic to the role when he presented unshaven and in casual attire for the interview.”
Adjective
Opposite of disposed to being angry or irritable
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
Adjective
Opposite of done or happening suddenly or quickly
Adjective
Opposite of having or characterized by desire
Adjective
Opposite of irritable and quick to take offense at petty things
“He was a cheerful man, exhilarated rather than alarmed by the warlike happenings into which he had stumbled.”
Adjective
Opposite of possessing, or controlled by ambition
“At a time when apathetic youngsters are the hot topic of political debate, he is the exception that proves the rule.”
Adjective
Opposite of not compliant
Adjective
Opposite of hurried or impatient
Adverb
Opposite of in a state of high anticipation
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