discontented, dissatisfied, or rebellious: applied esp. to critics of the government
Origin of malcontentOFr: see mal- and content
a discontented, dissatisfied, or rebellious person, esp. one who is habitually so
Dissatisfied with existing conditions.
- A chronically dissatisfied person.
- One who rebels against the established system: “immature malcontents who have long since sold out to conformity” ( John M. Wilson )
(comparative more malcontent, superlative most malcontent)
- a person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person
mal- +"Ž content