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

Synonyms for contented

gratified, pleased, happy. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for contentedly

Contemporary Examples of contentedly

Historical Examples of contentedly

  • 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

    Pemberton Ginther

  • "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.

  • "Those were good old days," he said contentedly, as he opened and shut her fan.

    Teddy: Her Book

    Anna Chapin Ray

British Dictionary definitions for contentedly



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