Crossword Genius

Was low in discontent (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

repined

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Here is my best explanation:

'was low' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'discontent' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'discontent' could be 'repine' (I have seen 'Express discontent ' mean 'repine' so perhaps 'discontent' could also mean 'repine') and 'repine' is present in the answer.
A single letter 'd' remains which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of clue (or it may be nonsense).

'in' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for repined that I've seen before include "Fretted; was discontented", "Grudged", "Regretted", "Expressed discontent", "Was not happy" and "Languished".)

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