discontent[dis′kən tent′, dis′-]
- Discontent is defined as a feeling of not being satisfied or a desire for something else.
An example of discontent is the reason a protestor decides to speak out on an issue.
Origin of discontentMiddle English
- a. Absence of contentment; dissatisfaction.b. A restless longing for better circumstances.
- One who is discontented.
transitive verbdis·con·tent·ed, dis·con·tent·ing, dis·con·tents
(third-person singular simple present discontents, present participle discontenting, simple past and past participle discontented)
- To deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
(comparative more discontent, superlative most discontent)
- Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
dis- + content