Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A dissatisfied person.

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Usage examples "malcontent":

  1. Had Shays, the malcontent of Massachusetts, been a man of genius, fortune and address, he might have conquered that state, and by the aid of a little sedition in the other states, and an army proud by victory, become the monarch and tyrant of America. - "Essays on the Constitution of the United States", Paul Leicester Ford.
  2. Diana and Emma delighted to discover that they were each the rebel of their earlier and less experienced years; each a member of the malcontent minor faction, the salt of earth, to whom their salt must serve for nourishment, as they admitted, relishing it determinedly, not without gratification. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. The efforts of the Malcontent nobles, the religious discord, the consummate ability, both political and military, of Parma, all combined with the lamentable loss of William the Silent to separate for ever the southern and Catholic provinces from the northern confederacy. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.