As verbs the difference between yearn and discontent
is that yearn
is to long, have a strong desire (for something) or yearn
can be (scotland) to curdle, as milk while discontent
is to deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
As a noun discontent is
As an adjective discontent is
not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
From (etyl) giernan, from (etyl) .
To long, have a strong desire (for something).
* All I yearn for is a simple life.
To long for something in the past with melancholy, nostalgically
To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
To pain; to grieve; to vex.
- Falstaff he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.
- It would yearn your heart to see it.
- It yearns me not if men my garments wear.
(Scotland) To curdle, as milk.
A longing for better times or circumstances.
* "Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York" Richard III, Act 1, Scene I Shakespeare
A discontented person. (see also malcontent ).
To deprive of contentment; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
- (Jeremy Taylor)
- Passion seemed to be much discontent , but Patience was very quiet.