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discontented

[ dis-kuhn-ten-tid ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈtɛn tɪd /
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adjective

not content or satisfied; dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy: For all their wealth, or perhaps because of it, they were discontented.

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Origin of discontented

First recorded in 1485–95; discontent + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM discontented

dis·con·tent·ed·ly, adverbdis·con·tent·ed·ness, nounpre·dis·con·tent·ed, adjectiveself-dis·con·tent·ed, adjective
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