Definition of discontented in English:



  • Dissatisfied, especially with one's circumstances:

    ‘I am so discontented with my work’
    ‘a discontented housewife’
    ‘the ranks of the discontented were swelled by returning soldiers’
    • ‘His discontented and frustrated characters actively pursue their options and do not just submit to their fate.’
    • ‘In the meantime, tobacco growers grew discontented because of the low purchasing price of tobacco.’
    • ‘You can be content in your own private life and still be discontented about what's happening in the country, and that's always been the case.’
    • ‘It is designed for those discontented with the status quo.’
    • ‘Millions of us started moving, linked in broad coalitions of the discontented.’
    • ‘A discontented dog can be heard barking in the distance.’
    • ‘I'd ended sophomore year back at square one - discontented and unhappy.’
    • ‘Doctors are discontented, and one reason is their dissatisfaction with their relationship with managers.’
    • ‘We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.’
    • ‘So far he has presented himself to the public as nothing more than a blank sheet, blotting paper that can absorb discontented and alienated voters who might turn against the government.’
    • ‘Even if people feel discontented, they should not harbour such a deep grudge.’
    • ‘That criticism is increasingly resonating with both discontented workers and peasants.’
    • ‘While shopping in New York City, our discontented housewife gets caught in a furious windstorm.’
    • ‘Positive emotions are those that make you happy; negative emotions are those that make you discontented or miserable.’
    • ‘And there is a strangely discontented mood abroad in the land as prosperity has brought its own problems, not least envy and impatience.’
    • ‘It helps him write songs if he feels angry or discontented.’
    • ‘He was a melancholic, discontented man, with problems of his own.’
    • ‘For a long time now I've been discontented with the blog.’
    • ‘In addition, this administration could further inflame segments of the world already discontented with the global economic system.’
    • ‘They remain under-represented in every branch of governance, a discontented lot.’
    dissatisfied, disgruntled, fed up, disaffected, discontent, malcontent, unhappy, aggrieved, displeased, resentful, envious
    restless, impatient, querulous, fretful, complaining, frustrated, irritated, chagrined, annoyed, peeved, piqued
    fed up to the teeth, fed up to the back teeth, with a chip on one's shoulder, sick to death, sick and tired
    browned off, cheesed off, brassed off, hacked off
    teed off, ticked off
    pissed off, peed off
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