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[kuh n-ten-tid]
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  1. satisfied; content.

Origin of contented

First recorded in 1515–25; content2 + -ed2
Related formscon·tent·ed·ly, adverbcon·tent·ed·ness, nounhalf-con·tent·ed, adjectivehalf-con·tent·ed·ly, adverbhalf-con·tent·ed·ness, nouno·ver·con·tent·ed, adjectiveo·ver·con·tent·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·con·tent·ed·ness, nounqua·si-con·tent·ed, adjectivequa·si-con·tent·ed·ly, adverb


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gratified, pleased, happy.
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Examples from the Web for contentedly

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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</p>

    Pemberton Ginther

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

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

  • "But I'm glad it's all over," Theodora said contentedly, the next day.

    Teddy: Her Book

    Anna Chapin Ray

British Dictionary definitions for contentedly


  1. accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction
Derived Formscontentedly, adverbcontentedness, noun
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