Discontent

  • 1 Discontent — Dis con*tent , n. 1. Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet. [1913 Webster] Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York. Shak. [1913 Webster] The rapacity of his father s… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discontent — meaning ‘lack of contentment’, is pronounced with the stress on the last syllable. Shakespeare s famous opening lines from Richard III, Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, have provided one of the most… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Discontent — Dis con*tent (d[i^]s k[o^]n*t[e^]nt ), a. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Discontent — Dis con*tent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discontented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discontenting}.] To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy. Suckling. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 discontent — index disapprobation, disparagement, dissatisfaction, dissent (nonconcurrence), exception (objection), grievance …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 discontent — [n] dissatisfaction depression, discontentment, displeasure, envy, fretfulness, regret, restlessness, uneasiness, unhappiness, vexation; concept 410 Ant. contentedness, easiness, happiness, patience, pleasure, satisfaction …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 discontent — ► NOUN ▪ lack of contentment or satisfaction. DERIVATIVES discontented adjective discontentment noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 discontent — [dis΄kən tent′, dis′kən tent′] adj. [ME] DISCONTENTED n. lack of contentment; dissatisfaction; restless desire for something more or different: also discontentment vt. to make discontented …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 discontent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ general, widespread ▪ growing, increasing ▪ simmering ▪ popular, public …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 Discontent — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Discontent >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 discontent discontent discontentment Sgm: N 1 dissatisfaction dissatisfaction Sgm: N 1 dissent dissent &c. 489 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 disappointment disappointment mor …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 discontent — n. 1) to cause, stir up discontent 2) outspoken; widespread discontent 3) discontent about, at, with * * * [ˌdɪskən tent] at stir up discontent widespread discontent with outspoken to cause discontent about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 discontent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Want of satisfaction Nouns 1. discontent, discontentment, displeasure; dissatisfaction, resentment; inquietude, vexation, soreness, heartburning (see dejection); querulousness (see lamentation);… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 discontent — {{11}}discontent (adj.) mid 15c.; see DISCONTENT (Cf. discontent) (v.). The noun meaning state or condition of discontent is recorded from 1580s. Winter of our discontent is from Richard III. {{12}}discontent (v.) late 15c., from DIS (Cf. dis )… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 discontent — dis|con|tent [ˌdıskənˈtent] n also dis|con|tent|ment [ ˈtentmənt][U] a feeling of being unhappy and not satisfied with the situation you are in ≠ ↑contentment discontent with ▪ Discontent with the current government is strong. discontent at/over… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 discontent — dis|con|tent [ ,dıskən tent ] or dis|con|tent|ment [ ,dıskən tentmənt ] noun uncount the unhappy feeling you have when you are not satisfied with something: discontent with: Public discontent with the government is growing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 discontent — [[t]dɪ̱skənte̱nt[/t]] discontents N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Discontent is the feeling that you have when you are not satisfied with your situation. There are reports of widespread discontent in the capital. Syn: dissatisfaction …

    English dictionary

  • 17 discontent — UK [ˌdɪskənˈtent] / US noun [uncountable] the unhappy feeling that you have when you are not satisfied with something discontent with: Public discontent with the government is growing …

    English dictionary

  • 18 discontent — I. adjective Date: 15th century discontented II. noun Date: 1534 lack of contentment: a. a sense of grievance ; dissatisfaction < the winter of our discontent Shakespeare > b. restless aspiration for improvement …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 discontent — 1 noun (U) a feeling of being unhappy and not satisfied with the situation you are in (+ with): There is no evidence whatsoever of customer discontent with our credit terms. opposite contentment 2 verb (T) to make someone feel discontented …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 discontent — noun the workers discontent could no longer be overlooked Syn: dissatisfaction, disaffection, discontentment, discontentedness, disgruntlement, grievances, unhappiness, displeasure, bad feelings, resentment, envy; restlessness, unrest, uneasiness …

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