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contentment

Syllabification: con·tent·ment
Pronunciation: /kənˈtentmənt
 
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Definition of contentment in English:

noun

A state of happiness and satisfaction: he found contentment in living a simple life in the country
More example sentences
  • Is it hard to find calm, satisfaction, contentment, happiness inside oneself?
  • The days and nights that followed were a blur of happiness, enjoyment and contentment.
  • All residents of the area join in wishing Aidan every happiness and contentment in his retirement.
Synonyms
ease, comfort, well-being, peace, equanimity, serenity, tranquility

Origin

late Middle English (denoting the payment of a claim): from French contentement, from Latin contentus (see content1).

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