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Definition of "discontent" []

  • Absence of contentment; dissatisfaction. (noun)
  • A restless longing for better circumstances. (noun)
  • One who is discontented. (noun)
  • Discontented. (adjective)
  • To make discontented. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discontent" in a sentence
  • "The soul cannot be mocked, and your discontent is your soul telling you that there is something else that you need to look for or find."
  • "At the root of the discontent is the desire to have practical, not ideological, solutions to intractable problems."
  • "The nerve centre of this discontent is the steam room, itself a source of perennial complaints."