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discontentnoun [U]

uk   /ˌdɪs.kənˈtent/  us   /ˌdɪs.kənˈtent/ (also discontentment )
discontented
adjective uk   /ˌdɪs.kənˈten.tɪd/  us   /ˌdɪs.kənˈten.t̬ɪd/
discontentedly
adverb uk   /ˌdɪs.kənˈten.tɪd.li/  us   /ˌdɪs.kənˈten.t̬ɪd.li/
(Definition of discontent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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discontentnoun [U]

 us   /ˌdɪs·kənˈtent/
a ​feeling of not being ​satisfied with ​yoursituation or with the way you are being ​treated: Mexican-American ​leadersexpressed discontent with the ​administration.
discontented
adjective  us   /ˌdɪs·kənˈten·tɪd/
Discontented with her ​job, Cassandra often ​talked of ​leaving.
(Definition of discontent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “discontent”
in Spanish descontento, malestar…
in Vietnamese sự không hài lòng…
in Malaysian ketidakpuasan hati…
in Thai ความไม่พอใจ…
in French mécontentement…
in German die Unzufriedenheit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不满, 不满足…
in Turkish hoşnutsuzluk, memnuniyetsizlik…
in Russian недовольство…
in Indonesian tidak puas…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不滿, 不滿足…
in Polish niezadowolenie…
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