malcontent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French malcontent, from mal- +‎ content; compare Late Latin malecontentus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

malcontent ‎(comparative more malcontent, superlative most malcontent)

  1. 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:
      [Alban] Butler also commends the piety of Simon Montfort, the persecutor of the Albigenses, and the father of the famous malcontent earl of Leicester, who flourished in the reign of king Henry III.

Noun[edit]

malcontent ‎(plural malcontents)

  1. A person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person, a rebel.
  2. (obsolete) A state of discontentment or dissatisfaction; something that causes discontent.

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

malcontent ‎(third-person singular simple present malcontents, present participle malcontenting, simple past and past participle malcontented)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To cause discontent or dissatisfaction.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French malcontent.

Adjective[edit]

malcontent m ‎(feminine singular malcontente, masculine plural malcontents, feminine plural malcontentes)

  1. (dated) unhappy

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

malcontent m ‎(feminine singular malcontente, masculine plural malcontents, feminine plural malcontentes)

  1. unhappy

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

malcontent m ‎(plural malcontents)

  1. (Jersey) malcontent