Malcontent is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of malcontent, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - discontented as toward authority
EXAMPLES - Malcontent in a Sentence
- Obvious pockets of malcontent were easily avoided. (source)
- A bunch of smartypants malcontent optimists. seadog (source)
- Simon is neither a stooge nor a destructive malcontent. (source)
- Now, before I sound like a malcontent, don't get me wrong. (source)
- Schlachter was quick to dismiss being labeled a "malcontent". (source)
- Randolph was the family rebel, a natural contrarian and malcontent. (source)
- (Apparently today's brainiac, once hired, is tomorrow's malcontent.) (source)
- It was joy, my little malcontent is growing up to be a "prop-a hate-a"! (source)
- The game-changer is how Shanahan deals with the $100 million malcontent. (source)
- The John Birch Society is a particular haven for this kind of malcontent. (source)
- As it did to Serpico, the department has painted him as a malcontent, a nut, a weirdo. (source)
- Isolating a player -- even a malcontent -- with a legitimate injury is really poor judgment. (source)
- But to a growing legend of spectators, he's simply becoming known as the malcontent's best friend. (source)
- Now, if Matthew Hoh were some kind of malcontent or incompetent, this would not be the news story that it is. (source)
- The scary thing about the set was that I was a constant malcontent in all of the jobs where I worked for someone. (source)
- It get's ripped to shreds by every malcontent with a nit to pick and turned into a near meaningless stack of paper. (source)
- Any attempt to set the record straight routinely falls on deaf ears, making the abusee seem like a disgruntled malcontent. (source)
- Left unchecked, these conditions can fester and turn a once capable and productive worker into a malcontent and office misfit. (source)
- I asked him to send the malcontent to my house sometime this evening, and we walked down the tunnel, up the stairs, into the open. (source)
- The biggest wild card emerging days before Thursday's inaugural Camp Shanny is not whether a $100 million malcontent wants to be here. (source)
- BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, if Matthew Hoh was some kind of malcontent or incompetent, this would not be the story that it is. (source)
- And certainly, if LBJ were president right now, there's little doubt that you would still embrace the role of the pathological malcontent (source)
- The malcontent spread to her love for Stroman who was now officially blamed by her for her misfortune, though both knew that technically, she was the root cause. (source)
- You lose all credibility and label yourself as a professional malcontent who tries to prove his liberal bona fides by being perpetually critical of the president. (source)
- He realized very quickly that the Vikings aren't going to win, so he did the only thing he does well off the field: resort to being a malcontent and a distraction. (source)
- The Knicks traded in their only consistent player from the past five years in David Lee, for a talented, malcontent, no knees and one eye, all-star, Amare Stoudemire. (source)
- This was a deep and talented Piston team who shocked the Lakers, but it's no surprise that a midseason trade for the supposed malcontent Wallace, put them over the hump. (source)
- To begin with, O'Reilly is a self-absorbed provocateur, a professional malcontent whose chief objective is getting a controversial, on-air reaction from anyone he interviews. (source)
- This puts the odds in the team's favor, because no matter how much of a malcontent a player may be, the one time he's going to straighten up and fly right is in a contract year. (source)
- Poor little Havvy, by the way, was our son and heir, a boisterous malcontent five-year-old who made the house hideous with his noise and was forever hitting his shuttle-cocks about the place. (source)
- The tea-baggers are just a sad group of old, white, rich, malcontent republicans who hate blacks, asians, hispanics, the middle class and the poor and can't stand that we have a black president. (source)
- But then the tea-baggers are just a sad group of old, white, rich, malcontent republicans who hate blacks, hispanics, asians, the middle class and the poor and can't stand the fact that we have a black president. (source)
- It features one of Nicholson's finest performances as the all-American malcontent Bobby Dupea, who rejects both the over-cultivated artistic world he was born into and the trailer-park culture into which he's escaped. (source)
- JohnDewey: I think you're possibly assuming a bunch of other things about the malcontents that aren't necessarily justified i.e. that their malcontent is a personality trait, rather than a result of situational factors. (source)
- 'Somebody Ended Up Ratting Me Out': Miley's Naughty-Photo Hacker Speaks In a sneak attack befitting the kind of malcontent who would dare despoil Miley Cyrus's e-mail account and posted scandalously skin-baring, kiss-blowing, (source)
- Cobb was the kind of guy that fascinates me -- blessed with unearthly abilities and an unparalleled competitive drive, he was a malcontent predisposed to great outbursts of alarming violence, deeply haunted by the inability to ever feel like he had made good. (source)
- Directed by Noah Baumbach, the writer/director behind The Squid And The Whale, Greenberg stars Stiller as a greying malcontent in his 40s called Roger Greenberg, recently released from a New York psychiatric ward, who has gone to stay in his brother's house in LA. (source)
- And certainly, if LBJ were president right now, there's little doubt that you would still embrace the role of the pathological malcontent with as much eagerness as you do with BHO, so when you idolize someone like LBJ as part of your daily dollop of sneering, it comes off as being especially disingenuous. (source)
- Greenberg is an almost perfect match for their partnership, centring as it does on an introspective malcontent of a sort that has been a prominent figure in our culture from Shakespeare's Jacques and Hamlet up through Turgenev's Bazarov and Chekhov's Solyony to Osborne's Jimmy Porter and Saul Bellow's intellectual outsiders. (source)
- Mr Starmer's intervention prompted strong criticism from David Green, the director of the think tank Civitas, who said: "The Human Rights Act is so vague that it has opened up opportunities for every kind of malcontent who thinks there might be money or other advantage to be gained from legal confrontation, often encouraged by no-win-no-fee lawyers." (source)
- Mad Men is set in the world of New York advertising in the 1960s, in a fabled, sharp-suited, scotch-drinking, skirt-chasing, unreconstructed male paradise at the dawn of the consumer age and Pete Campbell is the serpent in its garden, the repressed, preppy malcontent in the offices of Sterling Cooper, forever in the shadow of Don Draper, the square-jawed genius of the sales pitch (played with supreme style by Jon Hamm). (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "malcontent" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 6 synonyms for malcontent.
belly-aching, complaining, discontented, disgruntled, unhappy, unsatisfied
We have 0 antonyms for malcontent.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of malcontent from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Dissatisfied with existing conditions.
- (noun) A chronically dissatisfied person.
- (noun) One who rebels against the established system: "immature malcontents who have long since sold out to conformity” ( John M. Wilson).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) dissatisfied with current conditions; discontented
- (noun) a person who is not satisfied with current conditions; a discontented person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied; especially, dissatisfied with the government.
- (noun) One who discontented; especially, a discontented subject of a government; one who expresses his discontent by words or overt acts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Dissatisfied; discontented; especially, dissatisfied or discontented with the existing order of things, as with the constitution of society, or the administration of government.
- (noun) A discontented person; specifically, a discontented subject of government; one who murmurs at the laws and administration, or who manifests his dissatisfaction by overt acts, as in sedition or insurrection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) discontented as toward authority
- (noun) a person who is discontented or disgusted