Definition of 'discontent'
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Yes, we failed to understand public discontent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If there is a backlash, as is likely, it will not be against globalisation per se but against political elites who ignore popular discontent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His antidote for this life of discontent? Christianity Today (2000)Their already ambiguous moral roles freed female outsiders to express discontent with the status quo. Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (2006)Across the country there is mounting evidence of popular discontent turning to violence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These considerations have led to a widespread discontent. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)The real cause for discontent lies elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The normal way of expressing discontent was engaging in a kind of indirect or passive resistance. America Past and Present (1995)But there was certainly widespread discontent behind the petitions demanding that he stand aside. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ministers are bracing themselves for a summer and autumn of discontent as more public sector workers back walkouts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nor has he put forward a credible alternative to the fuel and food price rises now stirring popular discontent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This contributed significantly to popular discontent. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Finally, they provide valuable opportunities for management to discover and remove the causes of employee discontent. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)This is fertile ground for the public 's discontent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A rumble of discontent began to make itself heard in my comments box. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As a result of this and the concurrent growth of social and economic discontent, the upper classes became very uneasy. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Yet over the past three months both have been paralysed by massive demonstrations expressing deep discontent with their governments' performance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An insider said last night: 'There is a real feeling of discontent. The Sun (2015)A negative employee may have a detrimental effect on the workforce, spreading a feeling of discontent throughout the rest of the staff. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Instead, they make plain their discontent from behind the curtain, forcing a move without having the decency to admit it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the unusual line-up of giant egos does not augur well for the battle against rising unemployment, social discontent and debt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If he does not take these actions, he can expect widespread discontent in the English constituencies to which he owes his unexpected majority. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We have met twice before, and although she has always been friendly and funny, there was a vague undercurrent of discontent with her life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'discontent'
British English: discontent NOUN
Discontent is the feeling that you have when you are not satisfied with your situation.
There are reports of widespread discontent in the capital.
Definition of discontent from the Collins English Dictionary
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