The noun discontent means "longing for an improved situation," like thinking you haven't achieved everything you should have by now, discontent that probably makes you miserable.
The parts that make up discontent are dis, meaning "not" and content, "a state of peaceful happiness." So as an adjective, discontent means "not happy or peaceful" like the people of Egypt who expressed their discontent with their country's leader by protesting and demanding he give up power. As a verb, discontent means "to make dissatisfied," like bad news that discontents you.
n a longing for something better than the present situation
happiness with one's situation in life
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a feeling of sulky discontent
abnormal depression and discontent
the feeling of being displeased and discontent
boredom, ennui, tedium
the feeling of being bored by something tedious
the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
adj showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent, rebellious
discontented as toward authority
in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
restless, ungratified, unsatisfied
worried and uneasy
experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
complacent, self-complacent, self-satisfied
contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
filled with satisfaction
marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
experiencing or manifesting pleasure
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