Adjective "discontent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Dissatisfaction with one's circumstances; lack of contentment.
  1. count noun 'the discontents of the working class'
  2. 'It just shows the ferocious discontent with what's going on now.'
  3. 'But it also stemmed from the group's discontent with the way of discussion over amending Article 76.'
  4. 'He finally decided to express his extreme discontent with her via MSN this evening in a random miniature conversation.'
  5. 'The woman in London asked me what I thought about it all, and I said it was a sign of discontent with the regime.'
  6. '‘I think they are saying it to cause discontent with pensioners because they feel they don't get a fair crack of the whip,’ she said.'
  7. 'The internet may well be the only way we can communicate our frustration and discontent with the sad state of affairs we find ourselves in.'
  8. 'He expressed at the beginning of last month his discontent with the way the previous Cabinet dealt with the flood crisis.'
  9. 'The economy is still on a knife-edge and there is growing popular discontent with falling living standards and the lack of basic democratic rights.'
  10. 'In an editorial in the paper, he condemned the student association and urged students to express discontent with college officials.'
  11. 'Not dissatisfaction with the present, but discontent with what would be the case if one did not act, is necessary for action.'
  12. 'To add that this biumverate will lead the charge against the country will make the discontents all that stronger.'
  13. 'The interval had rumbled to the sound of the crowd hailing their habitual invective down on him, but the players soon gave the discontents something more positive to shout about.'


  1. 'Another thing that factored into the decision was that I'm discontent with my websites.'
  2. 'Seeing her placed into yet another situation where she would be even more discontent than she was now - it was almost more than he could bear.'
  3. 'The discontent voices really didn't seem that incensed, and the energy of the crowd as if it was felt wanting in resolve and determination.'
  4. 'The State controlled the newspapers and the television and you never got to see the riots or the people who were discontent with their surroundings.'
  5. 'I was discontent with my job so I worked hard and did much more than the job required. It paid off quickly with me getting big raises and promotions every year.'
  6. 'He was discontent with his life in Amsterdam, yet refused to venture abroad.'
  7. 'All around us there are other women, seemingly not hurt, making small talk, acting normal, which means happy, not discontent, certainly not devastated.'
  8. 'First of all, citizens do not need the approval of lawmakers to show that they are discontent with the behaviour of lawmakers and their laws.'


1. not content; dissatisfied; discontented. noun

2. Also, discontentment. lack of content; dissatisfaction.

3. a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.

4. a malcontent. verb (used with object)

5. to make discontented; dissatisfy; displease.

More examples(as adjective)

"somes can be discontent with elections."

"crises can be discontent within bounds."

"answers can be discontent."

"wahs can be discontent."

"underachievements can be discontent."

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