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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmalkəntɛnt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmælkənˌtɛnt/, /ˌmælkənˈtɛnt/
- Rhymes: -ɛnt
- Hyphenation: mal‧con‧tent
- Dissatisfied with current conditions; disaffected, discontented, rebellious.
1810, Joseph Milner; Isaac Milner, “Century XIII. Chap. VI. Authors and Eminent Persons in this Century.”, in The History of the Church of Christ. Volume the Fourth: Containing the Remainder of the Thirteenth Century; also the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Part of the Sixteenth Centuries. Edited on the Plan and in Part from the Mss. of the Late Rev. Joseph Milner, A.M. Edition the Second, with Large Additions, Corrections, etc. by the Revd. Isaac Milner, D.D., F.R.S. Dean of Carlisle, and President of Queen's College, Cambridge (The Works of the Late Rev. Joseph Milner, A.M.; IV), 2nd edition, London: Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, for T[homas] Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand, OCLC 669224611, page 24:
malcontent (plural malcontents)
- A person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person, a rebel.
- (obsolete) A state of discontentment or dissatisfaction; something that causes discontent.
malcontent m (plural malcontents)