{{11}}discontent (adj.) mid-15c.; see DISCONTENT (Cf. discontent) (v.). The noun meaning "state or condition of discontent" is recorded from 1580s. Winter of our discontent is from "Richard III."
{{12}}discontent (v.) late 15c., from DIS- (Cf. dis-) "not" + CONTENT (Cf. content) (adj.). Related: Discontented; discontentedly; discontentment; discontentedness.

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  • Discontent — Dis con*tent , n. 1. Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet. [1913 Webster] Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York. Shak. [1913 Webster] The rapacity of his father s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discontent — meaning ‘lack of contentment’, is pronounced with the stress on the last syllable. Shakespeare s famous opening lines from Richard III, Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, have provided one of the most… …   Modern English usage

  • Discontent — Dis con*tent (d[i^]s k[o^]n*t[e^]nt ), a. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discontent — Dis con*tent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discontented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discontenting}.] To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy. Suckling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • discontent — [dis΄kən tent′, dis′kən tent′] adj. [ME] DISCONTENTED n. lack of contentment; dissatisfaction; restless desire for something more or different: also discontentment vt. to make discontented …   English World dictionary

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