- (uncountable) Dissatisfaction.
- (uncountable) A longing for better times or circumstances.
- c. 1593, [William Shakespeare], The Tragedy of King Richard the Third. […] (First Quarto), London: Printed by Valentine Sims [and Peter Short] for Andrew Wise, […], published 1597, OCLC 55191490, [Act I, scene i]:
- Now is the winter of our diſcontent, / Made glorious ſummer by this ſonne of Yorke: / And all the cloudes that lowrd vpon our houſe, / In the deepe boſome of the Ocean buried.
- (countable) A discontented person; a malcontent.
dissatisfaction — see dissatisfaction
a discontented person
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- To deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
- Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
- Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet.