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discontent

[ dis-kuhn-tent ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈtɛnt /
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adjective
not content; dissatisfied; discontented.
noun
Also dis·con·tent·ment. lack of contentment; dissatisfaction.
a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.
a malcontent.
verb (used with object)
to make discontented; dissatisfy; displease.
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Origin of discontent

First recorded in 1485–95; dis-1 + content2

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OTHER WORDS FROM discontent

pre·dis·con·tent, nounpre·dis·con·tent·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for discontent

discontent
/ (ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt) /

noun
Also called: discontentment lack of contentment, as with one's condition or lot in life
a discontented person
adjective
dissatisfied
verb
(tr) to make dissatisfied

Derived forms of discontent

discontented, adjectivediscontentedly, adverbdiscontentedness, noun
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