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[dis-kuh n-ten-tid] /ˌdɪs kənˈtɛn tɪd/
not content or satisfied; dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy:
For all their wealth, or perhaps because of it, they were discontented.
Origin of discontented
1485-95; discontent + -ed2
Related forms
discontentedly, adverb
discontentedness, noun
prediscontented, adjective
self-discontented, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As we discontentedly discussed the question in our bedroom, the head cavasse of the English Consulate was announced.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • "I wish, anyway, you wouldn't stick at it so closely," he said discontentedly.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "You are always knitting," the young man said, discontentedly.

    Mrs. Dorriman, Volume 2 of 3 Julie Bosville Chetwynd
  • "An' a human can't walk on a ceilin' like a fly," he said discontentedly.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • "Half the best scholars in our class are prigs," said Edgar discontentedly.

    Polly Oliver's Problem Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  • "There isn't a single bit of fun in it," said Ida discontentedly.

  • "Cottage furniture is adorable and mahogany relegated to attics and junk shops," she once had said discontentedly to her mother.

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • "You have already told my valet as much," broke in Porthos, discontentedly.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • “Buck and his bunch have it all their own 93 way,” said Herb discontentedly.

  • "It's easy to say that," said Maurice Walton, discontentedly.

    Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger

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