Main definitions of miscontent in English

: miscontent1miscontent2

miscontent1

Pronunciation /mɪskənˈtɛnt/

noun

rare Scottish
  • Discontent; dissatisfaction or annoyance; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hughes (fl. 1571–1623), lawyer and playwright. From mis- + content. Compare earlier miscontent, miscontent.

Main definitions of miscontent in English

: miscontent1miscontent2

miscontent2

Pronunciation /ˌmɪskənˈtɛnt/

adjective

archaic, dialect
  • Not content; discontented, dissatisfied; ill-pleased. In early use frequently with of, with.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Horman (1457–1535), schoolmaster and grammarian. From mis- + content. Compare Middle French mescontent; also Italian †miscontento. Compare earlier miscontent and miscontenting.