discontent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ content

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

discontent (plural discontents)

  1. Dissatisfaction.
  2. A longing for better times or circumstances.
    • "Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York" Richard III, Act 1, Scene I Shakespeare
  3. A discontented person. (see also malcontent).

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Verb[edit]

discontent (third-person singular simple present discontents, present participle discontenting, simple past and past participle discontented)

  1. To deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.

Adjective[edit]

discontent (comparative more discontent, superlative most discontent)

  1. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
    • Bunyan
      Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet.