contented

adjective
con·​tent·​ed | \ kən-ˈten-təd How to pronounce contented (audio) \

Definition of contented

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

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Other Words from contented

contentedly adverb
contentedness noun

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 on the Web The trick to being a contented and productive self-talker is to be circumspect about doing it in public, lest my genius be confused with madness. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, "Confessions of a self-talker," 16 Sep. 2020 The Grand Caravan is being replaced by the Chrysler Pacifica, introduced for 2017, and the de-contented version of that avant-garde minivan introduced last year, the Chrysler Voyager. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "These Vehicles Are Dead for 2021," 31 July 2020 Randolph, 25, posted a contented, sunset beach portrait on Instagram Wednesday, after a 30-day social media break. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'It's been an awful few months': Cassie Randolph talks life after split from 'Bachelor' Colton Underwood," 2 July 2020 Here are some steps you and your school-age, neurotypical kids can take toward a successful, fun, educational (or at least a safe, contented, sanity-saving) summer. Catherine Newman, New York Times, "How to Host Your Family’s Own Personal Summer Camp," 18 May 2020 On a recent day Lein stood in one of her barns as a contented chorus of 9,400 chickens clucked and murmured. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It wasn't just toilet paper. People stocked up on eggs during pandemic, sending wholesale prices skyrocketing," 23 Apr. 2020 My youngest daughter is sweet, contented, and rarely stops smiling. Mary Katharine Ham, The Atlantic, "Parenting Styles Change in a Crisis. That’s Okay.," 8 Apr. 2020 Set plans into motion that will lead to success and a contented plateau in your life. oregonlive, "Horoscope for March 9, 2020: Aries, lead by your actions; Scorpio, wait on heart-to-heart discussions," 9 Mar. 2020 Less contented, as the first electoral contest grows nigh, are that faction known as Never Trump Republicans. Marisa Kabas, The New Republic, "The Panic of the Never Trumpers," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of contented

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for contented

Middle English, from past participle of contenten "to content entry 3"

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The first known use of contented was in the 15th century

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“Contented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contented. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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contented

adjective
How to pronounce contented (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of contented

: happy and satisfied : showing or feeling contentment

contented

adjective
con·​tent·​ed | \ kən-ˈten-təd How to pronounce contented (audio) \

Kids Definition of contented

: satisfied or showing satisfaction a contented smile

Other Words from contented

contentedly adverb

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