Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
DISCONTENT, discontentment; dissatisfaction; the winter of our discontent [Henry VI]; dissent [See Dissent]; querulousness (lamentation) [See Lamentation]; hypercriticism.
DISAPPOINTMENT, mortification; cold comfort; regret [See Regret]; repining, taking on [colloq.] &c. v.; inquietude, vexation of spirit, soreness; heartburning, heartgrief.
MALCONTENT, grumbler, growler, grouch [slang], croaker, laudator temporis acti [L.]; censurer, complainer, faultfinder, murmurer.
The Opposition; Bitter-Enders [U. S. politics], Die-Hards; cave of Adullam; indignation meeting.
BE DISCONTENTED &c. adj.; quarrel with ones bread and butter; repine; regret [See Regret]; wish one to Jericho, wish one at the bottom of the Red Sea; take on [colloq.], take to heart; shrug the shoulders; make a wry face, pull a long face; knit ones brows; look blue, look black, look black as thunder, look blank, look glum.
GRUMBLE, take ill, take in bad part; fret, chafe, make a piece of work [colloq.], croak; lament [See Lamentation].
CAUSE DISCONTENT &c. n.; dissatisfy, disappoint, mortify, put out [colloq.], disconcert; cut up; dishearten.
DISCONTENTED; dissatisfied &c. v.; unsatisfied, ungratified; dissident; dissentient [See Dissent]; malcontent, exigent, exacting, hypercritical.
REPINING &c. v.; regretful [See Regret]; down in the mouth (dejected) [See Dejection].
GLUM, sulky; in high dudgeon, in a fume, in the sulks, in the dumps, in bad humor; sour, sour as a crab; sore as a crab [colloq.]; soured, sore; out of humor, out of temper.
DISAPPOINTING &c. v.; unsatisfactory.
FROM BAD TO WORSE, out of the frying pan into the fire, in the depths of despair.
so much the worse! thats bad! couldnt be worse! worse and worse!