AskDefine | Define discontent

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discontent adj : showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing; "saw many discontent faces in the room"; "was discontented with his position" [syn: discontented] [ant: contented] n : a longing for something better than the present situation [syn: discontentment, discontentedness] [ant: contentment] v : make dissatisfied [ant: content]

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  1. Dissatisfaction.
  2. A longing for better times or circumstances.
    • "Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York" Richard III, Act 1, Scene I Shakespeare
  3. A discontented person. (see also malcontent).


a longing for better times

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