malcontent


1mal·con·tent

noun \ˌmal-kən-ˈtent\

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

Full Definition of MALCONTENT

:  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.

First Known Use of MALCONTENT

1581

2malcontent

adjective

Definition of MALCONTENT

:  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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