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discontent

noun [U]     /ˌdɪs.kənˈtent/ (also discontentment)
C1 a feeling of wanting better treatment or an improved situation: Discontent among junior ranks was rapidly spreading. There was widespread discontent at/about/over/with the plan.Sadness and regret discontented     /-ˈten.tɪd/ US  /-ˈten.t̬ɪd/ adjective Angry and displeasedBad-tempered discontentedly     /-ˈten.tɪd.li/ US  /-ˈten.t̬ɪd.li/ adverb Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
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