discontent

adjective
dis·​con·​tent | \ ˌdis-kən-ˈtent How to pronounce discontent (audio) \

Definition of discontent

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: dissatisfied, discontented voters growing increasingly discontent

discontent

noun (1)

Definition of discontent (Entry 2 of 4)

: lack of satisfaction with one's possessions, status, or situation : lack of contentment:
a : a sense of grievance : dissatisfaction the winter of our discontent— William Shakespeare
b : restless aspiration (see aspiration sense 1a) for improvement

discontent

verb
discontented; discontenting; discontents

Definition of discontent (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

: to make dissatisfied or discontented were discontented by the decision

discontent

noun (2)

Definition of discontent (Entry 4 of 4)

: one who is dissatisfied or discontented : malcontent

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Other Words from discontent

Verb

discontentment \ ˌdis-​kən-​ˈtent-​mənt How to pronounce discontent (audio) \ noun

Examples of discontent in a Sentence

Adjective Polls show that voters are growing increasingly discontent. a novel about a woman who is desperately discontent with the stifling limitations of her small-town life Verb the ongoing lack of decent food discontented and demoralized the soldiers in the rebel army
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First Known Use of discontent

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1581, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1549, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of discontent was in the 15th century

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“Discontent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discontent. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for discontent

discontent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of discontent

: not pleased or satisfied

discontent

noun
dis·​con·​tent | \ ˌdis-kən-ˈtent How to pronounce discontent (audio) \

Kids Definition of discontent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the condition of being dissatisfied

discontent

adjective

Kids Definition of discontent (Entry 2 of 2)

: not satisfied discontent customers

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