Definition of malcontent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmælkəntent//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmælkənˈtent//
[usually plural] (formal, disapproving)
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a person who is not satisfied with a situation and who complains about it, or causes trouble in order to change it The strike was engineered by a handful of malcontents. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, from mal ‘badly, ill’ + content ‘pleased’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: malcontent