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 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, "Some Hong Kong protesters are adopting the Joker as their own. Others are horrified," 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, "Northern Ireland's violent past looms over last-ditch Brexit talks," 13 Oct. 2019 This instigated discussion of a fan boycott, but these discontented rumblings have somewhat subsided, following a number of smart signings by the club. SI.com, "One Thing Learned About Every Premier League Team From Pre-Season," 9 Aug. 2019 At the moment the most influential rhetoric that addresses discontented men is, unfortunately, a deeply anti-feminist rhetoric being employed by either populist reactionaries or their allies. Elif Shafak, Quartz, "Nationalism is thriving using the very mechanism it denounces," 6 Aug. 2019 Whether by accident or design, Trump picked up on that discontent and successfully rallied the discontented to build a base and take on all opponents. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Trump budget deal shows the tea party is very dead," 26 July 2019 Wilde is set to helm and star in Don’t Worry, Darling, a psychological thriller centering on a discontented 1950s housewife, whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Olivia Wilde to direct psychological thriller about a 1950s housewife," 31 July 2019 Until several years ago, Xinjiang had experienced a string of deadly attacks by discontented Uighurs. Chris Buckley, BostonGlobe.com, "China says most Muslims have been released from camps. Others say prove it.," 30 July 2019 Since the start of the legislative session, discontented Republicans in Anchorage and the Kenai have begun recall campaigns against Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Soldotna, and Giessel. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Red on Red: Republican split in Alaska Legislature contributes to impasse," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of discontented

1525, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of discontented was in 1525

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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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