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 Uncertainty — skepticism's discontented twin — can be very hard to live with. Damon Linker, TheWeek, "Confessions of a coronavirus skeptic," 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, "Review: Curtains for Cromwell, as Hilary Mantel’s glorious trilogy concludes," 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, "Iran Could Still Strike Back at the U.S.," 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, "Bucks 128, Celtics 123: Too close for comfort after most of a 27-point leads slipped away," 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, "Yes, Tom Brady’s frustrated, and management deserves blame for that," 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, "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

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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 27 May. 2020.

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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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