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Line breaks: con|tent¦ed
Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛntɪd

Definition of contented in English:


1Feeling or expressing happiness or satisfaction: I felt warm and contented she gave a contented little smile
More example sentences
  • Surely you can't have more than one quiet, smiling, happy and contented day in a row?
  • She was a very jolly and contented person with a hearty laugh.
  • He laughed and smiled a contented, beautiful smile.
1.1Willing to accept something; satisfied: I was never contented with half measures
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  • If my observation serves me right, old folks are generally happy and contented with the way they spend their free time.
  • I would be silly to think that my desk would remain this clean for very long, but at least for now, I know I'm contented with the past, and ready to tackle the future.
  • Soon all the other children were happy and contented with their situations, but not Jox.



Example sentences
  • Mr Wright lit his pipe and puffed away contentedly, a gleam in his eye and a wry smile at the corners of his mouth.
  • I struck up a conversation with an elderly woman knitting contentedly behind the National Party table.
  • He and Jocasta live contentedly for 20 years until plague breaks out.


Example sentences
  • We are conscious too of where we stand on the scale of contentedness or satisfaction or fulfilment or plain happiness.
  • In his polo-neck jumper and jeans there is a casual ease to him, however, a satisfied contentedness.
  • Happiness is contentedness, whereas joy is about electricity.

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