What does discontent mean?

Definitions for discontent
ˌdɪs kənˈtɛntdis·con·tent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word discontent.

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. James Reese:

    There is some discontent between factions in the camps, and the weather is brutal, people are trying to sleep in cars, and carbon monoxide poisoning is a concern. There are over 100 vehicles in snow banks crashed on the side of the road. People are trying to leave but don’t know where to go. Visibility is about 50 feet. If you aren’t ready for this environment, you will die.

  2. Neil Quilliam:

    The biggest risk is to Jordan, where sentiment towards the issue and rising levels of discontent converge.

  3. Zeljko Trkanjec:

    Her victory would throw the door wide open for the HDZ's triumph in the parliamentary ballot, on the wave of popular discontent with the lack of any success of this government.

  4. Russ Hellickson:

    Certainly, all of my administrators recognized that it was an issue for me, i'm sure that I talked to all of them on numerous occasions about my discontent with the environment.

  5. George Gordon Byron:

    To fly from, need not be to hate, makind All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind Deep in its fountain.

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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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