- 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.
discontent definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Middle English
lack of contentment; dissatisfaction; restless desire for something more or different
to make discontented
discontent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- a. Absence of contentment; dissatisfaction.b. A restless longing for better circumstances.
- One who is discontented.
Discontented.transitive verb dis·con·tent·ed, dis·con·tent·ing, dis·con·tents
To make discontented.
- disˌcon·tentˈment noun
discontent - Ologies & -Isms Definition
gravamen a grievance, especially one that is the cause of a legal action. paramania an abnormal pleasure in complaints.