What does discontent mean?

Definitions for discontent
ˌdɪs kənˈtɛntdis·con·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discontentment, discontent, discontentedness(adj)

    a longing for something better than the present situation

  2. discontented, discontent(verb)

    showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing

    "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position"

  3. discontent(verb)

    make dissatisfied


  1. discontent(Noun)


  2. discontent(Noun)

    A longing for better times or circumstances.

  3. discontent(Noun)

    A discontented person. (see also malcontent).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discontent(adj)

    not content; discontented; dissatisfied

  2. Discontent(verb)

    to deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy

  3. Discontent(noun)

    want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet

  4. Discontent(noun)

    a discontented person; a malcontent

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discontent

    dis-kon-tent′, adj. not content: dissatisfied: ill-humoured: peevish.—n. want of content: dissatisfaction: ill-humour.—v.t. to deprive of content: to stir up to ill-will.—adj. Discontent′ed, dissatisfied.—adv. Discontent′edly.—n. Discontent′edness.—adj. Discontent′ful.—p.adj. Discontent′ing, not contenting or satisfying: (Shak.) discontented.—n. Discontent′ment, the opposite of contentment: ill-humour.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. discontent

    1. Inertia on a strike. 2. The mainspring of progress. 3. The starting-point in every man's career.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discontent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discontent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of discontent in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

  2. Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

    And from the discontent of one man The world's best progress springs.

  3. Mary Manin Boggs:

    My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent With the awful order of things.

  4. Eunicio Oliveira:

    She has done nothing dishonest. Only the economic crisis can bring her down, by fueling social discontent.

  5. Plato:

    Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

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  • недоволникBulgarian
  • δυσαρέσκειαGreek
  • descontentoSpanish
  • tyytymättömyys, tyytymätönFinnish
  • eitthvert sem er óánægt, uppreisnarseggur, einhver sem er óánægð, eitthvað sem er óánægt, einhver sem er óánægðurIcelandic
  • חוסר שביעות רצוןHebrew
  • ناپسندیUrdu
  • 牢騷Chinese

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