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malcontent

noun agitator, anarchist, ardent chammion of change, brawler, caviler, censurer, complainant, complainer, critic, crusader, demonstrator, detractor, diehard, disputer, dissenter, dissentient, dissident, extremist, fanatic, faultfinder, fighter, fretter, griper, grumbler, heretic, homo rerum novarum cupidus, instigator, insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionist, kicker, mutineer, nihilist, nonconformist, noncooperator, objector, obstructionist, petitioner, political agitator, protester, rabble-rouser, radical, reactionary, reactionist, rebel, recusant, reformer, renegade, repiner, resister, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, seditionary, seditionist, traitor, troublemaker, whiner, wrangler
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Mr Corbyn highlighted a newspaper front page that accused the 11 Tory rebels of being a group of "selfconsumed malcontents" and asked: "Proud of yourselves?" He said: "Threats and intimidation have no place in our politics."
When CNN reporters parachuted (as in parachute journalism) into Tacloban after Y leveled much of the Visayas and gave government a dismal grade of "I" (for inefficient), the perennial malcontents were delighted.
Be one of those local malcontents and help shape the rules to keep your airport friendly for aviators, builders and even guys who like to have an adult beverage after a flight.
"The South African Football Association (SAFA) has come down heavily on malcontents who took football matters to court by handing down maximum sentences on offenders," the statement read.
Drawing on personal experience, actor-comedian Jeff Garlin co-wrote, directed and starred in this flat, aimless comedy skewering the parents of junior baseball players, a group of losers, malcontents and fussbudgets who are apparently in a league of their own where stupidity is concerned.
Evaluate whether these complainers are born malcontents whose personalities are that way no matter what the environment; or whether a different, more positive environment would result in a behavioral change.
It dashed the hopes of malcontents who had submitted petitions to allow their states to withdraw from the union in the wake of President Barack Obama's reelection last November.
Are they simply a form of punishment, are they to re-educate people to become useful members of society or are they merely to keep malcontents off the streets for a while?
Gone are some of the malcontents from previous years, and chemistry seems to be better among the team, something Pelphrey said could potentially be attributed to "addition by subtraction."
Winstanley was one of many political and religious malcontents thrown up by the Civil Wars.
According to the press, I'm with every man on the planet" Actress Kate Hudson "My main feeling is a heartfelt wish that stirrers, gossips and malcontents would damn well leave it alone for a few months to see how it works" Broadcaster and commentator Libby Purves attacks critics of the coalition government "I had a Ukip supporter and a big thuggish skinhead and a Catholic woman all in the same week calling me a liberal as an insult, and I thought, I'm probably doing something right if all those people are annoyed with me for different reasons" Comedian Richard Herring "If you merge with the least successful of the three parties, lock yourself in a fixed five-year term and demand an unprecedented 55% of the vote in the Commons to remove you, then you'll be safe.
THE letters page of The Journal today (May 14) was full of grouses from malcontents, with some notable exceptions.