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Meaning of DISCONTENT

Pronunciation:  `diskun'tent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a longing for something better than the present situation
  2. [v]  make dissatisfied
 

DISCONTENT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: discontentedness, discontentment
 
 Antonyms: content, contentment
 
 See Also: disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, dissatisfy, dysphoria, longing, yearning

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis`con*tent"\ (d[i^]s`k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"), a.
    Not content; discontented; dissatisfied. --Jer. Taylor.
    
          Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was
          very quiet.                              --Bunyan.
    
    
  2. \Dis`con*tent"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discontented};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Discontenting}.]
    To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
    --Suckling.
    
    
  3. \Dis`con*tent"\, n.
    1. Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind;
       dissatisfaction; disquiet.
    
             Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious
             summer by this sun of York.           --Shak.
    
             The rapacity of his father's administration had
             excited such universal discontent.    --Hallam
    
    2. A discontented person; a malcontent. [R.]
    
             Thus was the Scotch nation full of discontents.
                                                   --Fuller.
    
    
 
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