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discontent

Roget category 832

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.1. Passive affections

#832. Discontent

noun

discontent, discontentmentdissatisfactiondissent etc. 489.
disappointment, mortificationcold comfortregret etc. 833repining, taking on etc. v. — heart-burning, heart-griefquerulousness etc. (lamentation) 839hypercriticism.
inquietude, vexation of spirit, sorenessworry, concern, fear etc. 860.
[person who is discontented] malcontent, grumbler, growler, croaker, dissident, dissenter, laudator temporis acti [Lat.]censurer, complainer, fault-finder, murmerer.
cave of Adullam, indignation meeting, winter of our discontent" [Henry VI]; with what I most enjoy contented least" [Shakespeare].

verb

be discontented etc. adj. — quarrel with one's bread and butterrepineregret etc. 833wish one at the bottom of the Red Seatake on, take to heartshrug the shouldersmake a wry face, pull a long faceknit one's browslook blue, look black, look black as thunder, look blank, look glum.
take in bad part, take illfret, chafe, make a piece of work [Fr.]grumble, croaklament etc. 839.
cause discontent etc. n. — dissatisfy, disappoint, mortify, put out, disconcertcut updishearten.

adjective

discontenteddissatisfied etc. v. — unsatisfied, ungratifieddissidentdissentient etc. 489malcontent, malcontented, exigent, exacting, hypercritical.
repining etc. v. — regretful etc. 833down in the mouth etc. (dejected) 837.
in high dudgeon, in a fume, in the sulks, in the dumps, in bad humorglum, sulkysour as a crabsoured, soreout of humor, out of temper.
disappointing etc. v. — unsatisfactory.
frustrated (failure) 732.

interjection

so much the worse!,

phrase

that won't do, that will never do, it will never docurtae nescio quid semper abest rei [Lat.] [Horace]; ne Jupiter Quidem omnibus placet [Lat.]poor in abundance, famished at a feast" [Young].

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