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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (displeased)
a. unhappy
Juan está descontento con la nota del examen y va a pedir una revisión.Juan is unhappy with his exam grade and is going to ask that it be checked again.
b. dissatisfied
Nos gustó mucho la comida del restaurante, pero quedamos descontentos del servicio.We really liked the food the restaurant served, but were dissatisfied with the service.
c. discontented
Tienes trabajo, casa y una linda familia. ¿Por qué estás tan descontento?You have a job, a house, and a beautiful family. Why are you so discontented?
d. disgruntled
Me sentía descontento con la vida en general, así que decidí ver a un psicoterapeuta.I was feeling disgruntled with life in general, so I decided to see a psychotherapist.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (disaffection)
a. discontent
El descontento de la ciudadanía ante un panorama político tan inestable era totalmente previsible.The citizens' discontent when faced with such an unstable political landscape was only to be expected.
b. dissatisfaction
Mis hijos no paran de quejarse, pero imagino que es el descontento típico de la edad.My children are constantly complaining, but I suppose it's the dissatisfaction typical of their age.
c. unrest (political or social)
Crece el descontento social a medida que el país camina hacia la bancarrota.Social unrest grows as the country lurches toward bankruptcy.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. unhappy, dissatisfied
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. dissatisfaction
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descontentoa descontenta
1 (insatisfecho) dissatisfied; discontented;de with
2 (disgustado) disgruntled;de about, at
(México) malcontent
1 (insatisfacción) dissatisfaction
2 (disgusto) disgruntlement
3 (Política) discontent; unrest
hay mucho descontento there is a lot of unrest
descontento social social unrest
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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