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discontented

[dis-kuh n-ten-tid] /ˌdɪs kənˈtɛn tɪd/
adjective
1.
not content or satisfied; dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy:
For all their wealth, or perhaps because of it, they were discontented.
Origin of discontented
1485-1495
First recorded in 1485-95; discontent + -ed2
Related forms
discontentedly, adverb
discontentedness, noun
prediscontented, adjective
self-discontented, adjective
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  • “It is a pity there is no timber anywhere,” said Howell, discontentedly.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks
  • "I shouldn't think you would have let him make a visit," said Tom, discontentedly.

    The Cash Boy Horatio Alger Jr.
  • "She could not possibly have got so far as this before the attack was made," he said discontentedly.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • It beat me, in its delicate bossing, and I had to leave it, discontentedly enough.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • "I wish, anyway, you wouldn't stick at it so closely," he said discontentedly.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "An' a human can't walk on a ceilin' like a fly," he said discontentedly.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • "I wish to goodness the shops would open," he said discontentedly.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
  • "There isn't a single bit of fun in it," said Ida discontentedly.

  • “And it must be acknowledged that Clif has a head,” said Davie discontentedly.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • "You have already told my valet as much," broke in Porthos, discontentedly.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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