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discontented

[dis-kuh n-ten-tid] /ˌdɪs kənˈtɛn tɪd/
adjective
1.
not content or satisfied; dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy:
For all their wealth, or perhaps because of it, they were discontented.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; discontent + -ed2
Related forms
discontentedly, adverb
discontentedness, noun
prediscontented, adjective
self-discontented, adjective

discontent

[dis-kuh n-tent] /ˌdɪs kənˈtɛnt/
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
Related forms
prediscontent, noun
prediscontentment, noun
Synonyms
2. uneasiness, inquietude, restlessness, displeasure. See dissatisfaction.
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  • In fact, many people with substance use disorders may be more restless, irritable or discontented sober than they were when using.
  • Or, one discontented winter does not reject the trend towards ever more warm years.
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  • The overwhelming majority will stay at home, discontented.
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  • When he learned that he was expected to be regaled with foot-hills and a waterfall, he was disappointed and became discontented.
  • When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous.
  • Yes, the poet will be discontented even in the streets of heaven.
  • At the bottom of the ocean lies a world teeming with life and ruled by a discontented sea dragon.
British Dictionary definitions for discontented

discontent

/ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt/
noun
1.
Also called discontentment. lack of contentment, as with one's condition or lot in life
2.
a discontented person
adjective
3.
dissatisfied
verb
4.
(transitive) to make dissatisfied
Derived Forms
discontented, adjective
discontentedly, adverb
discontentedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for discontented

discontent

v.

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

adj.

mid-15c., from dis- + content (adj.).

n.

"state or condition of discontent," 1580s, from dis- + content (n.). Winter of our discontent is from "Richard III."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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