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Definition of discontent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also discontentment
    [uncountable, countable] discontent (at/over/with something)
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  1. 1a feeling of being unhappy because you are not satisfied with a particular situation; something that makes you have this feeling synonym dissatisfaction
  2. 2 There is widespread discontent among the staff at the proposed changes to pay and conditions.
  3. 3(formal) There are a wide variety of popular discontents that need discussing. compare contentment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: discontent

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