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
Recent Examples on the Web Ayorinde plays Lucky Emory, a perplexing and discontented housewife. Kovie Biakolo, Essence, 20 Apr. 2021 Uncertainty — skepticism's discontented twin — can be very hard to live with. Damon Linker, TheWeek, 23 Mar. 2020 England is in turmoil, and as Cromwell oversees the dissolution of the kingdom’s monasteries, the discontented Catholics in the north rebel. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, governmental expenditures have surged as Iran’s ayatollahs struggle to keep a lid on an increasingly impoverished, and discontented, population. Ilan Berman, National Review, 20 Jan. 2020 Everything seemed to be falling apart for the Bucks, including one glass railing panel struck and fractured by a discontented fan. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Jan. 2020 But the macro issue of mishandling the wideout inventory to put him in this discontented position is the more relevant discussion. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2019 Viewers on social media point out that both Gotham and Hong Kong are home to groups of discontented people who feel abandoned by their government and a rich elite. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 29 Oct. 2019 Many people are resentful and feel abandoned, a potential pool of the discontented ripe for recruitment by unscrupulous extremists. Bill Neely, NBC News, 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of discontented

1525, in the meaning defined above

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“Discontented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discontented. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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