Definition of "malcontent" []

  • Dissatisfied with existing conditions. (adjective)
  • A chronically dissatisfied person. (noun)
  • One who rebels against the established system: "immature malcontents who have long since sold out to conformity” ( John M. Wilson). (noun)
  • Disgusted or discontented (adjective)

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  • A person who is malcontent (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "malcontent" in a sentence
  • "It was joy, my little malcontent is growing up to be a "prop-a hate-a"!"
  • "JohnDewey: I think you're possibly assuming a bunch of other things about the malcontents that aren't necessarily justified i.e. that their malcontent is a personality trait, rather than a result of situational factors."
  • "But to a growing legend of spectators, he's simply becoming known as the malcontent's best friend."