discontent discontent  /dɪs kən ˈtɛnt/


  1. (n) a longing for something better than the present situation
  2. (v) make dissatisfied
  3. (adj) showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing

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  1. Bhutto had raised taxes, which raised the level of discontent in the country.
  2. At the same time, rising discontent and political and economic pressures within West Pakistan have also placed restraints on Strongman Yahya Khan and his military regime.
  3. Sheik Mo has made Dubai an internationally recognized synonym for success in a Middle East that has been plagued by war, civil discontent and religious extremism.


  1. DormCon overspends on already controversial overnight retreat

    At a May 16 meeting of MIT’s Dormitory Council (DormCon), members were informed that the their annual retreat cost more than anticipated, by an amount not mentioned in the DormCon meeting minutes. The original budgeted cost for the retreat was $4000 — a figure that had already caused discontent among some undergraduates who felt the money would be better spent on events that directly benefit ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Tech

  2. Norway's opposition stretches poll lead as elections loom

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's centre-right opposition widened an already big lead over the ruling Labor Party in opinion polls, putting it firmly on course to win elections in less than three months, a fresh poll showed on Thursday. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, in office since 2005, has presided over a rare economic success story thanks to Norway's immense oil wealth, but voter discontent has ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Galliani: Juventus has no reason to be upset if Milan approaches Tevez

    The Milan director is not impressed with the Serie A champions' supposed discontent and has stressed the club will open talks with the striker whenever they want to
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "Democrats were swept into power on November 7 because of widespread voter discontent with the war in Iraq," Kucinich said. "Instead of heeding those concerns and responding with a strong and immediate change in policies and direction, the...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Dennis Kucinich Source: Washington Post

  2. "We reject violence as a way to express discontent with what may be printed in a free press," Mr Bush said.
    on Feb 8, 2006 By: President Bush Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "We had an awful lot of shared discontent in the way the community worked," Fingar said. "It proved more difficult to do it than it was to imagine it."
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Thomas Fingar Source: International Herald Tribune

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