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contented

[kuh n-ten-tid]
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adjective
  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 contentedness

Historical Examples

  • Here all looked peaceful, and bespoke comfort and contentedness.

    The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)

    John Greenleaf Whittier

  • Plutarch quotes them again "On Contentedness of Mind," § xi.

  • The thing that is holding so many from their own, is contentedness, satisfaction.

    The Hive

    Will Levington Comfort

  • In a contentedness with that degree and state which God hath assigned us.

  • There is a contentedness with life here that is not Christian.


British Dictionary definitions for contentedness

contented

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