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



BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈtent//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈtent//
(also discontentment
BrE BrE//ˌdɪskənˈtentmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈtentmənt//
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[uncountable, countable] discontent (at/over/with something) a feeling of being unhappy because you are not satisfied with a particular situation; something that makes you have this feeling synonym dissatisfaction There is widespread discontent among the staff at the proposed changes to pay and conditions. (formal) There are a wide variety of popular discontents which need discussing. compare contentment See related entries: UnhappinessExtra examples Overcrowded conditions fuelled discontent and facilitated the spread of radical ideas. Overcrowded conditions will only fuel discontent among prisoners. Public discontent with the economy remained at a high level. The country was seething with discontent and the threat of revolution was real. The higher tax provoked widespread discontent among the poor. The peasants expressed their discontent. The reforms failed to stem social discontent. There were reports of growing discontent within the army. discontent among students about the lack of funding for education discontent among the workforce growing discontent with the government the discontent that many people felt
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