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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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A life of constant inaction, bodily and mental,--the friction of ceaseless ennui and discontent, united to the ordinary weakness which attended the period of maternity,--in course of a few years changed the blooming young belle into a yellow faded, sickly woman, whose time was divided among a variety of fanciful diseases, and who considered herself, in every sense, the most ill-used and suffering person in existence.
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.
The company having now pretty well satisfied their thirst, nothing remained but to pay the reckoning, a circumstance often productive of much mischief and discontent among the inferior rank of gentry, who are apt to find great difficulty in assessing the sum, with exact regard to distributive justice, which directs that every man shall pay according to the quantity which he drinks.
But her heart began to beat with something of Philip's discontent.
Democracy's Dangers & Discontents is unabashedly conservative, as some of its greatest criticisms are directed at America's entitlement system (which is a major driver of America's debt), the Affordable Care Act (a.
Suffice it to say, however, that the authors in this volume and Amy DiGennaro share an interest in understanding and mapping the seeming impossibilities of childhood and in understanding those impossible states for the complex worlds they make out of childhood's generative discontents.
This collection of updated writings by Anderson (editor of City Journal, a cultural and political quarterly published by the Manhattan Institute) is characterized by him as being, in essence, a defense of democratic capitalism in the face of internal discontents of "egalitarian fantasies, moral libertinism, an arid secularism, and a `suicide' of culture, evident in many of our elite educational institutions.