- (British) IPA: /ˌdɪskənˈtɛnt/
- (uncountable) Dissatisfaction.
- (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.
- (countable) A discontented person; a malcontent.
- Spanish: descontento
discontent (discontents, present participle discontenting; past and past participle discontented)
- To deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
- Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
- Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet.