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malcontent

[mal-kuh n-tent] /ˌmæl kənˈtɛnt/
adjective
1.
not satisfied or content with currently prevailing conditions or circumstances.
2.
dissatisfied with the existing government, administration, system, etc.
noun
3.
a malcontent person, especially one who is chronically discontented or dissatisfied.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Middle French, Old French; see mal-, content2
Related forms
malcontentedly, adverb
malcontentedness, noun
Synonyms
3. grumbler, complainer, faultfinder.
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British Dictionary definitions for malcontents

malcontent

/ˈmælkənˌtɛnt/
adjective
1.
disgusted or discontented
noun
2.
a person who is malcontent
Word Origin
C16: from Old French
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Word Origin and History for malcontents

malcontent

1580s, noun and adjective, from French malcontent; see mal- + content (adj.). Related: Malcontented; malcontentedly; malcontentedness.

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