• (British) IPA: /ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt/


  1. (uncountable) Dissatisfaction.
  2. (uncountable) A longing for better times or circumstances.
    • c. 1593, [William Shakespeare], The Tragedy of King Richard the Third. […] (First Quarto), London: Printed by Valentine Sims [and Peter Short] for Andrew Wise, […], published 1597, OCLC 55191490 ↗, [Act I, scene i] ↗:
      Now is the winter of our diſcontent, / Made glorious ſummer by this ſonne of Yorke: / And all the cloudes that lowrd vpon our houſe, / In the deepe boſome of the Ocean buried.
  3. (countable) A discontented person; a malcontent.
Related terms Translations
  • Spanish: descontento

discontent (discontents, present participle discontenting; past and past participle discontented)

  1. To deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.


  1. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
    • Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet.

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