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malcontent

[ mal-kuhn-tent ]
/ ˌmæl kənˈtɛnt /
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adjective

not satisfied or content with currently prevailing conditions or circumstances.
dissatisfied with the existing government, administration, system, etc.

noun

a malcontent person, especially one who is chronically discontented or dissatisfied.

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Origin of malcontent

1575–85; <Middle French, Old French; see mal-, content2

OTHER WORDS FROM malcontent

mal·con·tent·ed·ly, adverbmal·con·tent·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for malcontent

malcontent
/ (ˈmælkənˌtɛnt) /

adjective

disgusted or discontented

noun

a person who is malcontent

Word Origin for malcontent

C16: from Old French
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