[ US /dɪskənˈtɛnt/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪskəntˈɛnt/ ]
  1. make dissatisfied
  1. a longing for something better than the present situation
  1. showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
    was discontented with his position
    saw many discontent faces in the room
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How To Use discontent In A Sentence

  • Somehow, they gathered themselves to beat Limerick in the first round of the qualifiers but the core discontent hadn't been addressed.
  • Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man - and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison 
  • I certainly don’t think that Iranian popular discontent should be disregarded, but we’ve been hearing these sorts of arguments about the restive Iranian population for years, and while I have no reason to believe that they aren’t true, Khamenei and his allies have consistently proven expert at deflecting calls for reform and preserving their regime, the main levers of which remain firmly in Khamenei’s hands. Wonk Room » For More Tehran-ology
  • The present wave of strikes stems from discontent among the lower-paid.
  • It is in Latin elegiac verse, and as being directed against ambition and discontent may be compared with the first satire of Horace. History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour
  • But the mood has been building for several years, diffused through a host of single issue campaigns, through numerous signs of dissent and discontentment.
  • One day he announced that he was "discontented" once more, and should remain so till he had "found a hose-in-hose. Mary's Meadow; and Letters From a Little Garden
  • Increase the number of positive responses to your requests and reduce volunteer burnout and discontentment by assigning a specific term length to each position or task.
  • While we know that obesity is also a national concern, it is frightening to acknowledge the degree to which girls and women are discontent with the body they have, want a body that is unattainably thin for 98 percent of natural body shapes, are angry at their body imperfections, and are obsessed with fixing their shape. Beth Weinstock: Gloria Steinem Is Alive and Well, Reminding Us 'That Perfect Is Boring' and 'Beauty Is Irregular'
  • Murti is a misreading for apurti or discontentedness. The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
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