contentment

noun con·tent·ment \ kən-ˈtent-mənt \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018
1 : the quality or state of being contented
  • There was a look of contentment on her face.
2 : something that contents
  • … states that allow their muscles to spoil them and their contentments to enfeeble them.
  • The New Republic

Examples of contentment in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of contentment


CONTENTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

contentment

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


CONTENTMENT Defined for Kids

contentment

noun con·tent·ment \ kən-ˈtent-mənt \
: freedom from worry or restlessness : peaceful satisfaction


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