discontent


discontent
noun
ADJECTIVE
general, widespread
growing, increasing
simmering
popular, public

Public discontent with the economy remained at a high level.

political, social
VERB + DISCONTENT
breed, cause, give rise to, lead to, provoke

The higher tax provoked widespread discontent among the poor.

fuel

Overcrowded conditions will only fuel discontent among prisoners.

feel

the discontent that many people felt

seethe with

The country was seething with discontent and the threat of revolution was real.

express, voice

The peasants expressed their discontent.

DISCONTENT + VERB
grow, spread
PREPOSITION
discontent among

discontent among the workforce

discontent about, discontent at, discontent over

discontent among students about the lack of funding for education

discontent with

growing discontent with the government

discontent within

There were reports of growing discontent within the army.

PHRASES
a feeling of discontent, feelings of discontent
murmurs of discontent, rumbles of discontent, rumblings of discontent
a source of discontent

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  • Discontent — Dis con*tent (d[i^]s k[o^]n*t[e^]nt ), a. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discontent — Dis con*tent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discontented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discontenting}.] To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy. Suckling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • discontent — [dis΄kən tent′, dis′kən tent′] adj. [ME] DISCONTENTED n. lack of contentment; dissatisfaction; restless desire for something more or different: also discontentment vt. to make discontented …   English World dictionary

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