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discontented Line breaks: dis|con¦tent¦ed
Pronunciation: /dɪskənˈtɛntɪd/

Definition of discontented in English:


Dissatisfied, especially with one’s circumstances: I am so discontented with my work a discontented housewife (as plural noun the discontented) the ranks of the discontented were swelled by returning soldiers
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  • While shopping in New York City, our discontented housewife gets caught in a furious windstorm.
  • I'd ended sophomore year back at square one - discontented and unhappy.
  • His discontented and frustrated characters actively pursue their options and do not just submit to their fate.
restless, impatient, querulous, fretful, complaining, frustrated, irritated, chagrined, annoyed, peeved, piqued
informalfed up to the (back) teeth, with a chip on one's shoulder, sick to death, sick and tired
North American informalteed off, ticked off
vulgar slangpissed off, peed off
North American vulgar slangpissed



Pronunciation: /ˌdɪskənˈtɛntɪdli/
Example sentences
  • A seagull is staring at me discontentedly through one beady pale green eye.
  • ‘I figured as much,’ I grumbled discontentedly.
  • I wail unhappily, kicking discontentedly at my gear on the floor.


Pronunciation: /ˌdɪskənˈtɛntɪdnəs/
Example sentences
  • Although she is presented in peasant dress, there is no feeling of hardship or discontentedness.
  • The protestors claim that one of the main reasons for discontentedness is the former gold mining company's failure to meet its promises before the local population.
  • That this can go on in such proximity without any feelings of discontentedness or envy is an amazing feature of campus life.

Words that rhyme with discontented

malcontented, unaccented, undented, under-represented, unfermented, unfrequented, unlamented, unrepresented, unscented

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