Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 832 (Discontent)

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#832. Discontent. -- N. discontent, discontentment; dissatisfaction; dissent &c. 489.

disappointment, mortification; cold comfort; regret &c. 833; repining, taking on &c. v.; heart-burning, heart-grief; querulousness &c. (lamentation) 839; hypercriticism.

inquietude, vexation of spirit, soreness; worry, concern, fear &c. 860.

[person who is discontented] malcontent, grumbler, growler, croaker, dissident, dissenter, laudator temporis acti[Lat]; censurer, complainer, fault-finder, murmerer[obs].

cave of Adullam[obs], indignation meeting, "winter of our discontent" [Henry VI]; "with what I most enjoy contented least" [Shakespeare].

V. be discontented &c. adj.; quarrel with one's bread and butter; repine; regret &c. 833; wish one at the bottom of the Red Sea; take on, take to heart; shrug the shoulders; make a wry face, pull a long face; knit one's brows; look blue, look black, look black as thunder, look blank, look glum.

take in bad part, take ill; fret, chafe, make a piece of work[Fr]; grumble, croak; lament &c. 839.

cause discontent &c. n.; dissatisfy, disappoint, mortify, put out, disconcert; cut up; dishearten.

Adj. discontented; dissatisfied &c. v.; unsatisfied, ungratified; dissident; dissentient &c. 489; malcontent, malcontented, exigent, exacting, hypercritical.

repining &c. v.; regretful &c. 833; down in the mouth &c. (dejected) 837.

in high dudgeon, in a fume, in the sulks, in the dumps, in bad humor; glum, sulky; sour as a crab; soured, sore; out of humor, out of temper.

disappointing &c. v.; unsatisfactory.

frustrated (failure) 732.

Int. so much the worse!

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