Origin of contented
Synonyms for contented
verb (used with object)
Origin of content2
Synonyms for content
Antonyms for content
Examples from the Web for contented
Contemporary Examples of contented
In Rwanda, as we watched the young fathers hold their babies, we saw a contented look in their eyes.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
If Japanese whisky is like a symphony, then I am a contented listener.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise
November 16, 2014
A new study shows them to be among the most contented in the Western world.Why are the Israelis so Damn Happy?
April 14, 2013
Helen Armstead's trajectory, from passive victim to apology guru to contented observer, has little to do with a particular class.Judge Me Not: Jonathan Dee’s ‘A Thousand Pardons’ Reviewed
March 13, 2013
This, Keynes thought, would be sufficient to satisfy the ‘old Adam’ in us who needs work in order to be contented.Should We Rejoice a Post-Work Future? Ctd.
February 25, 2013
Historical Examples of contented
Between the two he contented himself with the pet name of Saffy.Weighed and Wanting
Then her voice rose above the monotone that had contented her hitherto.Within the Law
It would have been well for him to be contented with these things.The Trail Book
Trapper Jim had everything to make him contented, and even happy.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
But if they are contented with fame, why, they deserve their fate.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- the chapters or divisions of a book
- a list, printed at the front of a book, of chapters or divisions together with the number of the first page of each
Word Origin for content
Word Origin for content
early 15c., from Middle French contenter, from content (adj.) "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Sense evolved through "contained," "restrained," to "satisfied," as the contented person's desires are bound by what he or she already has. Related: Contented; contentedly.
c.1400, from Old French content, "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Related: Contently (largely superseded by contentedly).
"that which is contained," early 15c., from Latin contentum, contenta, noun use of past participle of continere (see contain). Meaning "satisfaction" is from 1570s; heart's content is from 1590s (Shakespeare).
see to one's heart's content.