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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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 Sparked mainly by public creditors and abetted by discontented army officers, the movement was weakened by the coming of peace and the local jealousies of the states. Thomas Wendel, National Review, "The Beginning of a Nation," 4 July 2019 There's a lot of people out there, and a lot of discontented people out there. CBS News, "Transcript: Russ Travers talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 3 July 2019 As explained below, the specific conversations between Durant and the team over his health could take on legal significance if Durant is, or becomes, discontented with the medical care provided by the Warriors. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Kevin Durant's Achilles Injury and the Potential Legal Implications," 17 June 2019 One employee tells The Verge that some discontented employees within the company considered joining official Google Pride events, but hoped to express their displeasure over recent policy decisions through peaceful protest. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Google warns its employees that Pride protests are against the company’s code of conduct," 24 June 2019 Fort Mose was closer to the discontented English in colonies northward. Imani J. Jackson, Essence, "U.N. Recognizes Fort Mose, Free Black Town Established 127 Years Before Juneteenth," 19 June 2019 Ahmari and a lot of social conservatives seems discontented with two things that might be separate. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Ross Douthat Describes the Crisis of the Conservative Coalition," 7 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of discontented

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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