malcontent


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mal·con·tent

 (măl′kən-tĕnt′)
adj.
Dissatisfied with existing conditions.
n.
1. A chronically dissatisfied person.
2. One who rebels against the established system: "immature malcontents who have long since sold out to conformity" (John M. Wilson).

malcontent

(ˈmælkənˌtɛnt)
adj
disgusted or discontented
n
a person who is malcontent
[C16: from Old French]

mal•con•tent

(ˌmæl kənˈtɛnt)

adj.
1. not satisfied with current conditions.
2. dissatisfied with the existing government.
n.
3. a malcontent person.
[1575–85; < Middle French, Old French; see mal-, content2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
caviler, caviller, quibbler, pettifogger - a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
sorehead - someone who is peevish or disgruntled
squabbler - someone who quarrels about a small matter
Adj.1.malcontent - discontented as toward authoritymalcontent - discontented as toward authority  
discontent, discontented - showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position"

malcontent

noun
1. troublemaker, rebel, complainer, grumbler, grouser, agitator, stirrer (informal), mischief-maker, grouch (informal), fault-finder Five years ago, a band of malcontents seized power.
adjective
1. discontented, unhappy, disgruntled, dissatisfied, disgusted, rebellious, resentful, disaffected, restive, unsatisfied, ill-disposed, factious The film follows three malcontent teenagers around Paris.
Translations

malcontent

[ˈmælkənˈtent]
B. Nmalcontento/a m/f, desafecto/a m/f, revoltoso/a m/f

malcontent

adjunzufrieden
nUnzufriedene(r) mf

malcontent

[ˈmælkənˌtɛnt] n (frm) → malcontento/a, insoddisfatto/a
References in classic literature ?
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
Thus, then, you will take this bag, and you will go away without being too malcontent.
This prince, besides his ill will to Sultan Segued, which was kept up by some malcontents among the Abyssin nobility, who, provoked at the conversion of their master, were plotting a revolt, entertained an inveterate hatred against the Portuguese for the death of his grandfather, who had been killed many years before, which he swore the blood of the Jesuits should repay.
Who can determine what might have been the issue of her late convulsions, if the malcontents had been headed by a Caesar or by a Cromwell?
And as if it were not enough to have aggrandized the Church, and deprived himself of friends, he, wishing to have the kingdom of Naples, divides it with the King of Spain, and where he was the prime arbiter in Italy he takes an associate, so that the ambitious of that country and the malcontents of his own should have somewhere to shelter; and whereas he could have left in the kingdom his own pensioner as king, he drove him out, to put one there who was able to drive him, Louis, out in turn.
A tide of waifs, strays, and malcontents of old camps along the river began to set towards Devil's Ford, in very much the same fashion as the debris, drift, and alluvium had been carried down in bygone days and cast upon its banks.
As by magic, forty thousand soldiers of the regular army surrounded the malcontents.
There had been a schism among the Chosen People a few months before, some of the younger members of the Church having rebelled against the authority of the Elders, and the result had been the secession of a certain number of the malcontents, who had left Utah and become Gentiles.
It was plain that it was not the chance combination of those who had collected a number of the malcontents at the same spot, but a concerted organized attack.
The rooks, swinging in their lofty houses in the elm-tree avenue, seem to discuss the question of the occupancy of the carriage as it passes underneath, some agreeing that Sir Leicester and my Lady are come down, some arguing with malcontents who won't admit it, now all consenting to consider the question disposed of, now all breaking out again in violent debate, incited by one obstinate and drowsy bird who will persist in putting in a last contradictory croak.
Gift for the Gord Hamilton winger Dougie Imrie poses for a snap with Kilmarnock malcontent Gordon Sawer after giving him ammunition for another You Tube rant by scoring in a 2-1 win for Accies at Rugby Park.
Chapter 5 argues that "The Malcontent endorses 'predisciplinary' modes of social organisation .