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contentment

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noun con·tent·ment \kən-ˈtent-mənt\

Simple Definition of contentment

  • : the state of being happy and satisfied : the state of being content

Full Definition of contentment

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being contented

  2. 2 :  something that contents

Examples of contentment

  1. He believes that people can find peace and contentment in living simply.

  2. There was a look of perfect contentment on her face.



15th Century

First Known Use of contentment

15th century

Rhymes with contentment


CONTENTMENT Defined for Kids

contentment

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noun con·tent·ment \kən-ˈtent-mənt\

Definition of contentment

  1. :  freedom from worry or restlessness :  peaceful satisfaction





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