contentment

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noun con·tent·ment \kən-ˈtent-mənt\

Definition of contentment

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being contented <There was a look of contentment on her face.>

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of contentment

see 1content


First Known Use: 15th century


CONTENTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

contentment

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noun con·tent·ment \kən-ˈtent-mənt\

Definition of contentment for English Language Learners

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


CONTENTMENT Defined for Kids

contentment

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noun con·tent·ment \kən-ˈtent-mənt\

Definition of contentment for Students

  1. :  freedom from worry or restlessness :  peaceful satisfaction



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