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EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ content

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

discontent (countable and uncountable, plural discontents)

  1. (uncountable) Dissatisfaction.
  2. (uncountable) A longing for better times or circumstances.
  3. (countable) A discontented person; a malcontent.

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VerbEdit

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.

AdjectiveEdit

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?)
    • Bunyan
      Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet.