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