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

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The cult of the Lost Cause embraced an apocryphal history suffused with nostalgia for a world of valorous Confederates, kindly masters, and contented slaves. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, "Race, History, and Memories of a Virginia Girlhood," 18 July 2019 The meat was tender, the juices made a great gravy, and all of my guests were perfectly contented. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Roast a Turkey if You've Never Done It Before," 20 Nov. 2018 There was a time, not so very long ago, when contented audiences at a musical left the theater humming the songs. Joanne Kaufman, WSJ, "Before You Clap, Duck," 5 June 2018 His contented life as a suburban dad, running errands on Saturday mornings with Caleb. Lisa Scottoline, Philly.com, "Lisa Scottoline's 'After Anna': Read the first four chapters," 10 Apr. 2018 The same arrangement held true for perhaps the single most familiar image to emerge from their studio: Tony the Tiger, the perennially contented advertising symbol of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Alice Provensen, Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of children’s books, dies at 99," 2 May 2018 A week later, the couple were spotted in the Maldives, looking contented. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "A Timeline of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's Relationship," 30 Apr. 2018 Some good training for the dog followed by some basic training for the owner can turn a miserable dog into a contented one and the chore of caring for her into (mostly) a privilege. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Taking responsibility for an ‘oops’ puppy," 18 Apr. 2018 After decades of contented toil as an abbot and gardener, the father of genetics died in relative obscurity. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, "‘The Art of the Wasted Day’ Review: Fallen Idylls," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of contented

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for contented

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

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contented

adjective

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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