dis·​con·​tent·​ed | \ ˌdis-kən-ˈten-təd How to pronounce discontented (audio) \

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Other Words from discontented

discontentedly adverb
discontentedness noun

Examples of discontented in a Sentence

he was becoming increasingly discontented with his dead-end job and his dead-end life

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By Sunday night, a blanket of snow in Washington seemed to provide a calming backdrop for the discontented president. Darlene Superville, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s weekend: New Russia questions, shutdown irritants," 14 Jan. 2019 Iran’s non-Persian ethnic groups, once relatively quiet, are increasingly discontented with the regime. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Trump’s Iran Gambit," 8 June 2018 In the comedy-series category, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel joined newcomers GLOW and Barry, Bill Hader and Alec Berg’s HBO series about a discontented hit man. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Emmy Nominations 2018: Netflix Takes Over," 12 July 2018 There can be no assurances that Facebook would be a better corporate citizen if Zuckerberg could be fired by a discontented board. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Mark Zuckerberg shows why giving company founders total control can be disastrous," 26 Mar. 2018 Anemic economic growth and still-staggering youth unemployment were other major contributors to Sunday’s discontented message from voters. Jonah Shepp, Daily Intelligencer, "Italy’s Election Shows European Populism Isn’t Dead Yet," 7 Mar. 2018 The political whiplash of the past few years has made Brazilians more discontented with democracy than any other Latin American population, according to a 2017 poll conducted by Latinobarómetro. Ernesto LondoÑo And Shasta Darlington, New York Times, "Leftist Lion and Far-Right Provocateur Vie for Brazil Presidency," 20 Jan. 2018 And speaking of our Commander-in-Chief, Krampus has won over a population of discontented elves - put out of work when St. Nick automated the toy factory - with promises to Make Christmas Great Again. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "'The Loush Sisters Get HARD for the Holidays' as the boozy, bawdy duo storm back into Cleveland Public Theatre (review)," 8 Dec. 2017 And the most pessimistic and discontented lot of all was white, evangelical Protestants. Michael Gerson, Alaska Dispatch News, "Left, right, wrong: US greater than its grievances," 10 Oct. 2017

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1525, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of discontented

: not happy with your situation, position, etc. : not contented


dis·​con·​tent·​ed | \ ˌdis-kən-ˈten-təd How to pronounce discontented (audio) \

Kids Definition of discontented

: not satisfied He grew discontented with his work.

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