malcontent
I. noun Date: 1581 a discontented person: a. one who bears a grudge from a sense of grievance or thwarted ambition b. one who is in active opposition to an established order or government ; rebel II. adjective Etymology: Middle French, from mal- + content content Date: 1586 dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs ; discontented

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  • malcontent — ⇒MALCONTENT, ENTE, adj. Vieilli ou littér. A. [P. oppos. à mécontent] Qui n est pas aussi satisfait qu il pourrait l être; morose. Le caractère variable, non pas mécontent, mais malcontent du comte (BALZAC, Lys, 1836, p. 64). B. Synon. de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • malcontent — malcontent, ente (mal kon tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas content. •   Le galant [le renard] aussitôt Tire ses grègues, gagne au haut, Malcontent de son stratagème, LA FONT. Fabl. II, 15. •   Afin que personne ne soit malcontent, PASC. Prov …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • malcontent — mal con*tent , a. [F., fr. mal ill + content. See {Malice}, {Content}.] discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied; especially, dissatisfied with the government. [Written also {malecontent}.] [1913 Webster] The famous malcontent earl of Leicester. Milner …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malcontent — Mal con*tent , n. [F. malcontent.] One who discontented; especially, a discontented subject of a government; one who expresses his discontent by words or overt acts. Spenser. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malcontent — 1580s, noun and adjective, from Fr. malcontent; see MAL (Cf. mal ) + CONTENT (Cf. content) (adj.). Related: Malcontented; malcontentedly; malcontentedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • malcontent — Malcontent, cerchez Content. Estre malcontent de quelque chose, Pati aegre, Il s escrit le plus souvent en deux mots, Mal content …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Malcontent — (franz., spr. mallkongtāng), unzufrieden, mißvergnügt; vgl. Malkontenten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • malcontent — I noun agitator, anarchist, ardent champion of change, brawler, caviler, censurer, complainant, complainer, critic, crusader, demonstrator, detractor, diehard, disputer, dissenter, dissentient, dissident, extremist, fanatic, faultfinder, fighter …   Law dictionary

  • malcontent — MALCONTÉNT adj., s. v. contestatar, protestatar. Trimis de siveco, 04.03.2009. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

  • malcontent — [adj] dissatisfied belly aching, complaining, discontented, disgruntled, unhappy, unsatisfied; concept 403 …   New thesaurus

  • malcontent — ► NOUN ▪ a discontented person …   English terms dictionary

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