from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Absence of contentment; dissatisfaction.
- n. A restless longing for better circumstances.
- n. One who is discontented.
- adj. Discontented.
- transitive v. To make discontented.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dissatisfaction.
- n. A longing for better times or circumstances.
- n. A discontented person. (see also malcontent).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
- transitive v. To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
- n. Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet.
- n. A discontented person; a malcontent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Uneasy; dissatisfied; discontented.
- n. Want of content; uneasiness or inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction with some present state of things; displeasure.
- n. One who is discontented; a malcontent.
- To make discontented; deprive of contentment; dissatisfy; displease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make dissatisfied
- adj. showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
- n. a longing for something better than the present situation
The soul cannot be mocked, and your discontent is your soul telling you that there is something else that you need to look for or find.
At the root of the discontent is the desire to have practical, not ideological, solutions to intractable problems.
The nerve centre of this discontent is the steam room, itself a source of perennial complaints.
Mr. Miller attributes his voter appeal to what he calls discontent over expansion of the federal government.
I know that this discontent is the basic trait that turns a person into a writer.
(Stuttgart 227), these rotary wholes are both the production of new forms in "discontent," and the rotation around their own foundations that perpetually unworks these wholes by returning them to the annular drive in which they have their origin.
A new inwardness, a discontent, is seeping across the country.
As I point out in the piece, simmering discontent is a fact of Anglican existence.
Demonstrator Nathalie Jalowezak says the discontent is not just about one bill.
But, again, that discontent is largely rooted in sources that are outside of a specific desire to see McGinn succeed.