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  • Dissatisfaction
  • A longing for better times or circumstances.
  • "Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York" Richard III, Act 1, Scene I Shakespeare
  • A discontented person.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Dis`con*tent" (d&ibreve;s`k&obreve;n*t&ebreve;nt"), a. Not content; discontented; dissatisfied. Jer. Taylor.

Passion seemed to be much discontent, but Patience was very quiet.

Dis`con*tent", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discontented; p. pr. & vb. n. Discontenting.] To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy. Suckling.

Dis`con*tent", n. 1. Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet.

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York.

The rapacity of his father's administration had excited such universal discontent.

2. A discontented person; a malcontent. [R.]

Thus was the Scotch nation full of discontents.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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