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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Example sentences
And it became the target of discontent and anger.
The reasons for discontent are not hard to find.
Such questions were the public face of growing discontent.
But the discontent runs in deeper, less logically grounded veins, too.
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