dis- +‎ content


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnt


discontent (countable and uncountable, plural discontents)

  1. (uncountable) Dissatisfaction.
    • 1961 February, “Talking of Trains: Phase II units in service”, in Trains Illustrated, page 69:
      Another source of discontent with the Phase I stock has been obviated by relocation of the interior heating elements and the introduction of thermostatic control; this has eradicated the searing blasts of hot air passengers used to feel about their calves [...].
  2. (uncountable) A longing for better times or circumstances.
  3. (countable) A discontented person; a malcontent.

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discontent (third-person singular simple present discontents, present participle discontenting, simple past and past participle discontented)

  1. To deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.


discontent (comparative more discontent, superlative most discontent)

  1. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)