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contented

[kuh n-ten-tid] /kənˈtɛn tɪd/
adjective
1.
satisfied; content.
Origin of contented
1515-1525
First recorded in 1515-25; content2 + -ed2
Related forms
contentedly, adverb
contentedness, noun
half-contented, adjective
half-contentedly, adverb
half-contentedness, noun
overcontented, adjective
overcontentedly, adverb
overcontentedness, noun
quasi-contented, adjective
quasi-contentedly, adverb
Synonyms
gratified, pleased, happy.
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  • In the nursery, Harry Junior was contentedly playing with his blocks.

    Teething Ring James Causey
  • "I'll go on with it when I'm rested and Judy is fresh," she said contentedly.

    Miss Pat at School

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  • "It's not much of a war paint," said Nell, but contentedly enough.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • In a soft child's voice the prisoner was babbling endlessly, contentedly.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 John Dos Passos
  • "But I'm glad it's all over," Theodora said contentedly, the next day.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • "Those were good old days," he said contentedly, as he opened and shut her fan.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • And over the lemonade he smiled long and contentedly to himself.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • "Which is the most fortunate thing for us that could have happened," said Bob, contentedly.

  • Still, as I could not contentedly remain where I was, I pushed forward.

    In the Wilds of Florida W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for contentedly

contented

/kənˈtɛntɪd/
adjective
1.
accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction
Derived Forms
contentedly, adverb
contentedness, noun
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