dis content

discontent

[dis-kuhn-tent]
adjective
1.
not content; dissatisfied; discontented.
noun
2.
Also, discontentment. lack of content; dissatisfaction.
3.
a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.
4.
a malcontent.
verb (used with object)
5.
to make discontented; dissatisfy; displease.

Origin:
1485–95; dis-1 + content2

prediscontent, noun
prediscontentment, noun


2. uneasiness, inquietude, restlessness, displeasure. See dissatisfaction.
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discontent (ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt)
 
n
1.  Also called: discontentment lack of contentment, as with one's condition or lot in life
2.  a discontented person
 
adj
3.  dissatisfied
 
vb
4.  (tr) to make dissatisfied
 
discon'tented
 
adj
 
discon'tentedly
 
adv
 
discon'tentedness
 
n

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discontent
late 15c., from dis- "not" (see dis-) + content (adj.). Related: Discontented; discontentedly; discontentment.
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