- 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
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2. See dissatisfaction.
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Examples from the Web for discontent
Almost from the beginning, there have been rumblings of discontent about Pope Francis.Is the Pope Catholic? Critics Rally Around Benedict As Talk of Schism Looms
Candida Moss, Joel Baden
November 2, 2014
Discontent with life led to complete recklessness on the battlefield.The Woman Stuck in a Navy SEAL's Body
September 4, 2014
His new documentary, A Cinema of Discontent, is about film censorship in Iran.Jafar Panahi: Filmmaking Ban Is My Iranian Prison
July 8, 2014
Hamas exploits the resulting Arab discontent to fan the flames of violence and war.Israelis and Arabs Shaken by the Aftershock of Teen Murders
July 7, 2014
More ominously, there is a rising tide of discontent that threatens to turn the streets into war zones.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare
May 30, 2014
There was discontent in her eyes, which were her most convincing attraction.Her Father's Daughter
She filled the house with company and noise; but this only increased my discontent.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
On his part, he fell into a routine without the least evidence of discontent.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Where there is desire, there must be discontent: if we are satisfied with all things, desire is extinct.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Some discontent was caused by the emancipation of the serfs.
- Also called: discontentment lack of contentment, as with one's condition or lot in life
- a discontented person
- (tr) to make dissatisfied
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Word Origin and History for discontent
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