[ dis-kuhn-ten-tid ]
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  1. not content or satisfied; dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy: For all their wealth, or perhaps because of it, they were discontented.

Origin of discontented

First recorded in 1485–95; discontent + -ed2

Other words from 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

  • But all things, I fear, do not go well with them; they look discontentedly, but I know not what ails them.

  • “I might have known what would come of your exchanging so often,” remarked Uncle Cephas, discontentedly.

    Growing Up | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • "If I could make the man propose, I would be his betrothed without a day's delay," Louise would reply, quite discontentedly.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton | Laura Jean Libbey
  • "It is unendurable that they of the silk market should be so ill-equipped," remarked Tsae-che discontentedly as she entered.

    Kai Lung's Golden Hours | Ernest Bramah
  • One o'clock found him stretched out on the couch in their room yawning discontentedly over the Herald.

    Southern Hearts | Florence Hull Winterburn