What does the word malcontent mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. 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 by John Lothrop Motley