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malcontent

noun mal·con·tent \ ˌmal-kən-ˈtent \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of malcontent

: a discontented person:
a : one who bears a grudge from a sense of grievance or thwarted ambition
  • malcontents … bitter and almost choking with self-pity
  • —E. W. Griffiths
b : one who is in active opposition to an established order or government : rebel
  • a country infested with political malcontents

Examples of malcontent in a Sentence

  1. He complained so much that he got a reputation for being a malcontent.

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Origin and Etymology of malcontent


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malcontent

adjective

Definition of malcontent

: dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs : discontented

Examples of malcontent in a Sentence

  1. she seems like a very malcontent person, always acting as if the entire world were out to get her

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Origin and Etymology of malcontent

Middle French, from mal- + content content


MALCONTENT Defined for English Language Learners

malcontent

noun

Definition of malcontent for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is always or often unhappy or angry about something



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