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discontent

adjective dis·con·tent \ ˌdis-kən-ˈtent \

Definition of discontent

: dissatisfied, discontented
  • voters growing increasingly discontent

Examples of discontent in a Sentence

  1. Polls show that voters are growing increasingly discontent.

  2. a novel about a woman who is desperately discontent with the stifling limitations of her small-town life

First Known Use of discontent

15th century


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discontent

noun

Definition of discontent

: 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 1a) for improvement

First Known Use of discontent

1534


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discontent

verb

Definition of discontent

transitive verb
: to make dissatisfied or discontented
  • were discontented by the decision

discontentment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of discontent in a Sentence

  1. the ongoing lack of decent food discontented and demoralized the soldiers in the rebel army

First Known Use of discontent

1549


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discontent

noun

Definition of discontent

: one who is dissatisfied or discontented : malcontent

First Known Use of discontent

1596


DISCONTENT Defined for English Language Learners

discontent

adjective

Definition of discontent for English Language Learners

  • : not pleased or satisfied


DISCONTENT Defined for Kids

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discontent

noun dis·con·tent \ ˌdis-kən-ˈtent \

Definition of discontent for Students

: the condition of being dissatisfied

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discontent

adjective

Definition of discontent for Students

: not satisfied
  • discontent customers


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