- Also dis·con·tent·ment. lack of contentment; dissatisfaction.
- a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.
- a malcontent.
- to make discontented; dissatisfy; displease.
Origin of discontent
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
2. uneasiness, inquietude, restlessness, displeasure.
2. See dissatisfaction.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for discontentment
The professional photographers were stressed out, but it seemed to be a general discomfort, a general stress of discontentment.I Snuck Into Proenza Schouler: A Tale of New York Fashion Week by Jacob Tomsky
September 17, 2012
So far was she from discontentment, that she laughed him to scorn.
Now in this discontentment you gave him the Book, and he gave it his brother.
Mother Flower "cursed them all that were the cause of this discontentment."A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718
Is it any wonder that there should be social unrest and discontentment?The Thirteenth
James J. Walsh
They are discontentment, and you will find that only in peace, if at all.Warlord of Kor
Terry Gene Carr
- Also called: discontentment lack of contentment, as with one's condition or lot in life
- a discontented person
- (tr) to make dissatisfied
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for discontentment
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper