contented

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adjective con·tent·ed \kən-ˈten-təd\

Definition of contented

  1. :  feeling or showing satisfaction with one's possessions, status, or situation <a contented smile> <They lived a contented life.>

contentedly

adverb

contentedness

noun

Examples of contented in a sentence

  1. She felt peaceful and contented.

  2. <having had her fill of candy, the contented girl sank back into the easy chair and dozed off>

Origin and Etymology of contented

see 1content


First Known Use: 15th century


CONTENTED Defined for English Language Learners

contented

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adjective con·tent·ed \kən-ˈten-təd\

Definition of contented for English Language Learners

  • : happy and satisfied : showing or feeling contentment


CONTENTED Defined for Kids

contented

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adjective con·tent·ed \kən-ˈten-təd\

Definition of contented for Students

  1. :  satisfied or showing satisfaction <a contented smile>

contentedly

adverb


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