discontent


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Synonyms for discontent

Synonyms for discontent

unhappiness caused by the failure of one's hopes, desires, or expectations

to cause unhappiness by failing to satisfy the hopes, desires, or expectations of

Synonyms for discontent

a longing for something better than the present situation

make dissatisfied

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showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing

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References in classic literature ?
Clare began to drop off those gallantries and small attentions which flowed at first through the habitude of courtship, he found his sultana no way ready to resign her slave; there were abundance of tears, poutings, and small tempests, there were discontents, pinings, upbraidings.
But brother Brian came into our Order a moody and disappointed man, stirred, I doubt me, to take our vows and to renounce the world, not in sincerity of soul, but as one whom some touch of light discontent had driven into penitence.
They might have made her unhappy had they found her happy, but as hopeless discontent was her normal state, and enjoyment but a rare accident, recriminatory passages with her father only put her into a bad humor, and did not in the least disappoint or humiliate her.
in the world; and when there was nothing else to do, he kept up one song after another, as if to conceal the discontent of the rest.
Dorian Gray stepped up on the dais with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy.
The marriages are in short no more than bargains, made with this proviso, that when any discontent shall arise on either side, they may separate, and marry whom they please, each taking back what they brought with them.
The habits of intercourse, on the basis of equal privileges, to which we have been accustomed since the earliest settlement of the country, would give a keener edge to those causes of discontent than they would naturally have independent of this circumstance.
Then why dost thou take with such discontent The loving gift which he to thee hath sent?
Discontent had long pervaded the lower ranks of society in France.
Some commanders of ships take their Departure from the home coast sadly, in a spirit of grief and discontent.
And they do say," the Chancellor went on sheepishly--looking much more like a convicted thief than an Officer of State, "that a change of Government, by the abolition of the Sub-Warden I mean," he hastily added, on seeing the Warden's look of astonishment, "the abolition of the office of Sub-Warden, and giving the present holder the right to act as Vice-Warden whenever the Warden is absent --would appease all this seedling discontent I mean," he added, glancing at a paper he held in his hand, "all this seething discontent
He had a greater cause of discontent with life than this.
She received a stool and a machine in a room where sat twenty girls of various shades of yellow discontent.
In addition to the labor troubles, and the discontent of the farmers and of the remnant of the middle class, a religious revival had blazed up.
Then ensued grumbling, discontent, murmurs; they blamed the president, taxed him with dictatorial conduct.