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noun [U]    /ˌdɪs·kənˈtent/
a feeling of not being satisfied with your situation or with the way you are being treated: Mexican-American leaders expressed discontent with the administration. discontented    /ˌdɪs·kənˈten·tɪd/ adjective Discontented with her job, Cassandra often talked of leaving.
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