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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 ?
IN WHICH THE AUTHOR ANTICIPATES DISCONTENT ON THE PART OF HIS READER
When one of these is discontent, the danger is not great; for common people are of slow motion, if they be not excited by the greater sort; and the greater sort are of small strength, except the multitude be apt, and ready to move of themselves.
And since the matter demands it, I must not fail to warn a prince, who by means of secret favours has acquired a new state, that he must well consider the reasons which induced those to favour him who did so; and if it be not a natural affection towards him, but only discontent with their government, then he will only keep them friendly with great trouble and difficulty, for it will be impossible to satisfy them.
In addition to the labor troubles, and the discontent of the farmers and of the remnant of the middle class, a religious revival had blazed up.
The habits of intercourse, on the basis of equal privileges, to which we have been accustomed since the earliest settlement of the country, would give a keener edge to those causes of discontent than they would naturally have independent of this circumstance.
And they do say," the Chancellor went on sheepishly--looking much more like a convicted thief than an Officer of State, "that a change of Government, by the abolition of the Sub-Warden I mean," he hastily added, on seeing the Warden's look of astonishment, "the abolition of the office of Sub-Warden, and giving the present holder the right to act as Vice-Warden whenever the Warden is absent --would appease all this seedling discontent I mean," he added, glancing at a paper he held in his hand, "all this seething discontent
Then why dost thou take with such discontent The loving gift which he to thee hath sent?
But her heart began to beat with something of Philip's discontent.
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.
Fifteen years ago, I published Globalization and Its Discontents , a book that sought to explain why there was so much dissatisfaction with globalisation within developing countries.
Fifteen years ago, I publishedGlobalization and Its Discontents,a book that soughtto explain why there was so much dissatisfaction with globalization within the developing countries.
Stiglitz revisits the subject of globalization and its discontents in both the developing world and advanced countries.