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malcontent

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noun mal·con·tent \ˌmal-kən-ˈtent\

Definition of malcontent

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of malcontent

see 2malcontent


First Known Use: 1581


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malcontent

adjective mal·con·tent

Definition of malcontent

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of malcontent

Medieval French, from mal- + content content


First Known Use: circa 1584


MALCONTENT Defined for English Language Learners

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malcontent

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noun mal·con·tent \ˌmal-kən-ˈtent\

Definition of malcontent for English Language Learners

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



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