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1. discontent

noun. ['dɪskənˈtɛnt'] a longing for something better than the present situation.

Synonyms

  • discontentedness
  • discontentment
  • longing
  • disgruntlement
  • hungriness
  • yearning
  • dysphoria

Antonyms

  • satisfaction
  • contentment
  • euphoric
  • glad

Etymology

  • content (English)
  • contente (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • dis- (English)

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Rhymes with Discontent

  • underrepresent
  • overrepresent
  • misrepresent
  • malcontent
  • supplement
  • represent
  • circumvent
  • underwent
  • reinvent
  • overspent
  • nonevent
  • unspent
  • torment
  • tashkent
  • segment
  • prevent
  • outspent
  • misspent
  • gourment
  • extent
  • consent
  • resent
  • repent
  • relent
  • present
  • percent
  • %percent
  • lament
  • invent
  • intent

How do you pronounce discontent?

Pronounce discontent as dɪskənˈtɛnt.

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Sentences with discontent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Full employment makes a peaceful society much more possible as there is less reason for citizens to feel discontent.

Quotes about discontent


1. The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.
- Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

2. Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.
- Harper Lee

3. I think at the heart of so much restlessness of the day is a spiritual vacuum. There is a yearning for meaningful lives, a yearning for values we can commonly embrace. I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.
- Bill Moyes

2. discontent

adjective. ['dɪskənˈtɛnt'] showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing.

Synonyms

  • ill-affected
  • disgruntled
  • dissatisfied
  • malcontent
  • unhappy
  • rebellious
  • restless
  • displeased
  • ungratified
  • discontented
  • disaffected

Antonyms

  • pleased
  • contented
  • satiate
  • unhappiness

Etymology

  • content (English)
  • contente (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • dis- (English)

3. discontent

verb. ['dɪskənˈtɛnt'] make dissatisfied.

Antonyms

  • satisfy

Etymology

  • content (English)
  • contente (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • dis- (English)
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