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discontent

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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