not content or satisfied; dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy: For all their wealth, or perhaps because of it, they were discontented.
- dis·con·tent·ed·ly, adverb
- dis·con·tent·ed·ness, noun
- pre·dis·con·tent·ed, adjective
- self-dis·con·tent·ed, adjective
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How to use discontented in a sentence
Nor was Oswald an irrational, discontented Dostoyevskian loner, as some depicted him.The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism | Fred Siegel | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Silkwood was tarred as a discontented employee who contaminated herself to embarrass the company she worked for.Edward Snowden’s Whistleblowing Saga Mirrors the Karen Silkwood Case | Richard Rashke | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rowhani was elected because he was the least worst choice for a discontented Iranian electorate.
The accompanying photos made them look like crazy ladies and discontented old maids.‘The Feminine Mystique’ at 50, Part 2: Three Feminists on What It Means Today | Jessica Bennett, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Alisa Solomon | February 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Above all, they're politically apathetic—discontented, but not angry.The Protests in Moscow Will Not Spark a Russian Spring | Owen Matthews | December 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Old Ripper, a talkative, discontented man, stopped and ventured to enter on his grievances.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
God has apportioned to each their lot; and why should I feel envious and discontented, that the best lot did not fall to my share?The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Eliza how discontented he has become with his nearest relatives, and even with his heirs.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
In 1881, with other discontented generals, he assisted Sagasta in obtaining office.
The gossip of the neighbourhood had been no doubt a good deal roused; and Daphne, it seemed, was discontented.Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward