discontent


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dis·con·tent

 (dĭs′kən-tĕnt′)
n.
1.
a. Absence of contentment; dissatisfaction.
b. A restless longing for better circumstances.
2. One who is discontented.
adj.
Discontented.
tr.v. dis·con·tent·ed, dis·con·tent·ing, dis·con·tents
To make discontented.

dis′con·tent′ment n.

discontent

(ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt)
n
1. Also called: discontentment lack of contentment, as with one's condition or lot in life
2. a discontented person
adj
dissatisfied
vb
(tr) to make dissatisfied
ˌdisconˈtented adj
ˌdisconˈtentedly adv
ˌdisconˈtentedness n

dis•con•tent

(ˌdɪs kənˈtɛnt)

adj.
1. not content; dissatisfied; discontented.
n.
2. Also, dis`con•tent′ment. lack of contentment.
3. a restless craving for what one does not have.
v.t.
5. to make discontent.
[1485–95]

Discontent


a grievance, especially one that is the cause of a legal action.
an abnormal pleasure in complaints.

Discontent

 

See Also: DEJECTION, GLOOM

  1. Disgruntled as an under-tipped taxi driver —Anon
  2. Dissatisfaction with himself had settled over him … as congruently as a second skin —François Camoin
  3. Discontent follows ambition like a shadow —Anon
  4. Discontent … had come over her like a blighting wind —George Eliot
  5. Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness —Owen Feltham
  6. Discontent like alum in the mouth —Wallace Stegner
  7. His whole wounded life choked him at the throat like a death agony —Émile Zola
  8. Looking as unhappy as an aging, wet and exhausted salesman whose luck had played out at last —Howard Frank Mosher
  9. Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact —Bertrand Russell
  10. Unhappiness burns like leaves —F. D. Reeve
  11. Unhappiness inhabited me as if it were another person and it had the power to pull memories from me, as if from an open file —Scott Spencer
  12. Unhappiness … it is like climbing up a bare wall. It is like being shut up in a cellar all your life —Vicki Baum
  13. Unhappy as a baseball player who can’t get to third base —Anon
  14. Unhappy as a character in a soap opera —Elyse Sommer

discontent


Past participle: discontented
Gerund: discontenting

Imperative
discontent
discontent
Present
I discontent
you discontent
he/she/it discontents
we discontent
you discontent
they discontent
Preterite
I discontented
you discontented
he/she/it discontented
we discontented
you discontented
they discontented
Present Continuous
I am discontenting
you are discontenting
he/she/it is discontenting
we are discontenting
you are discontenting
they are discontenting
Present Perfect
I have discontented
you have discontented
he/she/it has discontented
we have discontented
you have discontented
they have discontented
Past Continuous
I was discontenting
you were discontenting
he/she/it was discontenting
we were discontenting
you were discontenting
they were discontenting
Past Perfect
I had discontented
you had discontented
he/she/it had discontented
we had discontented
you had discontented
they had discontented
Future
I will discontent
you will discontent
he/she/it will discontent
we will discontent
you will discontent
they will discontent
Future Perfect
I will have discontented
you will have discontented
he/she/it will have discontented
we will have discontented
you will have discontented
they will have discontented
Future Continuous
I will be discontenting
you will be discontenting
he/she/it will be discontenting
we will be discontenting
you will be discontenting
they will be discontenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discontenting
you have been discontenting
he/she/it has been discontenting
we have been discontenting
you have been discontenting
they have been discontenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discontenting
you will have been discontenting
he/she/it will have been discontenting
we will have been discontenting
you will have been discontenting
they will have been discontenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discontenting
you had been discontenting
he/she/it had been discontenting
we had been discontenting
you had been discontenting
they had been discontenting
Conditional
I would discontent
you would discontent
he/she/it would discontent
we would discontent
you would discontent
they would discontent
Past Conditional
I would have discontented
you would have discontented
he/she/it would have discontented
we would have discontented
you would have discontented
they would have discontented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discontent - a longing for something better than the present situationdiscontent - a longing for something better than the present situation
longing, yearning, hungriness - prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
disgruntlement - a feeling of sulky discontent
dysphoria - abnormal depression and discontent
dissatisfaction - the feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
Verb1.discontent - make dissatisfied
dissatisfy - fail to satisfy
content - make content; "I am contented"
Adj.1.discontent - showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

discontent

noun dissatisfaction, unhappiness, displeasure, regret, envy, restlessness, uneasiness, vexation, discontentment, fretfulness There are reports of widespread discontent in the capital.

discontent

noun
Unhappiness caused by the failure of one's hopes, desires, or expectations:
verb
To cause unhappiness by failing to satisfy the hopes, desires, or expectations of:
Translations
ساخِط، مُسْتاء، غَيْر راضٍ
nespokojenost
utilfredshed
óánægja
nepasitenkinimassu nepasitenkinimu
neapmierinātība

discontent

[ˌdɪskənˈtent] Ndescontento m, malestar m

discontent

[ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt] n (= dissatisfaction) (personal)mécontentement m; (political)mécontentement m
popular discontent → mécontentement populaire
discontent with sb/sth → mécontentement à l'égard de qn/qch

discontent

discontent

[ˈdɪskənˈtɛnt] nscontentezza, dispiacere m (Pol) → malcontento, scontento

discontent

(diskənˈtent) noun
the state of not being contented; dissatisfaction. There is a lot of discontent among young people.
ˌdisconˈtented adjective
dissatisfied or not happy. She's discontented with her life; a discontented expression.
ˌdisconˈtentedly adverb
ˌdisconˈtentment noun
References in classic literature ?
But somehow envy and discontent soon vanished when she thought of all the patient love and labor John had put into the little home awaiting her, and when they sat together in the twilight, talking over their small plans, the future always grew so beautiful and bright that she forgot Sallie's splendor and felt herself the richest, happiest girl in Christendom.
its dark, low-studded rooms--its grime and sordidness, which are the crystallization on its walls of the human breath, that has been drawn and exhaled here in discontent and anguish?
Then, perhaps -- for there was no foreseeing how it might affect her -- Pearl would frown, and clench her little fist, and harden her small features into a stern, unsympathising look of discontent.
They had done this so often in the canning establishments that the girls were fairly desperate; their wages had gone down by a full third in the past two years, and a storm of discontent was brewing that was likely to break any day.
A life of constant inaction, bodily and mental,--the friction of ceaseless ennui and discontent, united to the ordinary weakness which attended the period of maternity,--in course of a few years changed the blooming young belle into a yellow faded, sickly woman, whose time was divided among a variety of fanciful diseases, and who considered herself, in every sense, the most ill-used and suffering person in existence.
John Knightley did not by any means like; he anticipated nothing in the visit that could be at all worth the purchase; and the whole of their drive to the vicarage was spent by him in expressing his discontent.
Your mother will secure to you, in time, that independence you are so anxious for; it is her duty, and it will, it must ere long become her happiness to prevent your whole youth from being wasted in discontent.
I saw a universal manifestation of discontent when the fumes of the repast met the nostrils of those destined to swallow it; from the van of the procession, the tall girls of the first class, rose the whispered words -
I fancied the discontent of age and disease arose from his family disagreements; as he would have it that it did: really, you know, sir, it was in his sinking frame.
At the same time, she did not forget to set down his discontent to the right side.
Look around and consider the Eves of all the world that we know, consider the faces of all the world that we know, consider the rage and discontent to which the Jacquerie addresses itself with more and more of certainty every hour.
IN WHICH THE AUTHOR ANTICIPATES DISCONTENT ON THE PART OF HIS READER