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malcontent

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noun mal·con·tent \ˌmal-kən-ˈtent\

Simple Definition of malcontent

  • : a person who is always or often unhappy or angry about something

Full Definition of malcontent

  1. :  a discontented person: a :  one who bears a grudge from a sense of grievance or thwarted ambition b :  one who is in active opposition to an established order or government :  rebel

Examples of malcontent

  1. He complained so much that he got a reputation for being a malcontent.



1581

First Known Use of malcontent

1581


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malcontent

adjective mal·con·tent

Definition of malcontent

  1. :  dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs :  discontented



Examples of malcontent

  1. <she seems like a very malcontent person, always acting as if the entire world were out to get her>



Origin of malcontent

Middle French, from mal- + content content


First Known Use: 1586


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