The appropriate sign for patient depends on what you mean.
If you mean patient as in "able to delay gratification" or "able to
endure until later" then you can use the version of "patient" that
is done on the chin:
Put your thumbnail on your chin and drag it downward about 2 inches.
This sign is similar to PATIENT except the sign SUFFER uses a twisting
movement as it moves downward.
If you mean "patient" as in a person who is under the care of a
medical professional, then you can make a cross on your shoulder
with a "P" handshape:
Sample sentence: Nurse Katie likes me best! I'm a good
Also see: NURSE
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