Definition of contented
: feeling or showing satisfaction with one's possessions, status, or situation a contented smile They lived a contented life.
Examples of contented in a Sentence
She felt peaceful and contented.
having had her fill of candy, the contented girl sank back into the easy chair and dozed off
Recent Examples of contented from the Web
From there, the trail winds gently downhill past mountain views, contented cows, a perfect picnic spot, and a fine restaurant.
Israeli rightists, by contrast, perversely contented with the thought that the P.A. would collapse if Abbas exits.
The bars were full, ships in the harbor shimmered with a scaly bounty, and life was a contented pastiche of French habits, from fresh morning croissants to nightly digestifs.
On the one hand, there's, well, sex, a source of mystifying pleasure and profundity that for most people rarely elicits any articulation other than a contented grunt, groan, or gasp.
For several years the company hummed along in a contented and profitable manner.
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CONTENTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contented for English Language Learners
: happy and satisfied : showing or feeling contentment
CONTENTED Defined for Kids
Definition of contented for Students
: satisfied or showing satisfaction a contented smile
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