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DISCONTENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discontent mean? 

DISCONTENT (noun)
  The noun DISCONTENT has 1 sense:

1. a longing for something better than the present situation

  Familiarity information: DISCONTENT used as a noun is very rare.


DISCONTENT (adjective)
  The adjective DISCONTENT has 1 sense:

1. showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing

  Familiarity information: DISCONTENT used as an adjective is very rare.


DISCONTENT (verb)
  The verb DISCONTENT has 1 sense:

1. make dissatisfied

  Familiarity information: DISCONTENT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCONTENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A longing for something better than the present situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

discontent; discontentedness; discontentment

Hypernyms ("discontent" is a kind of...):

hungriness; longing; yearning (prolonged unfulfilled desire or need)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "discontent"):

disgruntlement (a feeling of sulky discontent)

dysphoria (abnormal depression and discontent)

dissatisfaction (the feeling of being displeased and discontent)


DISCONTENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing

Synonyms:

discontent; discontented

Context examples:

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

Similar:

disaffected; ill-affected; malcontent; rebellious (discontented as toward authority)

disgruntled; dissatisfied (in a state of sulky dissatisfaction)

restless; ungratified; unsatisfied (worried and uneasy)

Also:

unhappy (experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent)

displeased (not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure)


DISCONTENT (verb)


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Meaning:

Make dissatisfied

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Hypernyms (to "discontent" is one way to...):

dissatisfy (fail to satisfy)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to discontent Sue

Antonym:

content (make content)


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