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discontent

noun [U] uk   /ˌdɪs.kənˈtent/ (also discontentment) us  
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
adjective uk   /-ˈten.tɪd/ us    /-ˈten.t̬ɪd/
Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
discontentedly
adverb uk   /-ˈten.tɪd.li/ us    /-ˈten.t̬ɪd.li/
Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of discontent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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