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[kuh n-tent-muh nt] /kənˈtɛnt mənt/
the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.
Origin of contentment
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English contentement < Middle French. See content2, -ment
Related forms
overcontentment, noun
precontentment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Not contentment, but a lamentation and an ancient tale of wrong!

    'Tis Sixty Years Since Charles Francis Adams
  • When my uncle left me, it was in more than contentment with my lot.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • His contentment, however, was by no means his whole atmosphere.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Ambition and contentment are the night and day of my life-journey.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Through this mist of contentment came Fraser's voice, "That is all!"

Word Origin and History for contentment

mid-15c., from Old French contentment, from contenter (see content (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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