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contentment Line breaks: con¦tent|ment
Pronunciation: /kənˈtɛntm(ə)nt/

Definition of contentment in English:


[mass 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.
happiness, pleasure, cheerfulness, gladness, gratification;
ease, comfort, restfulness, well-being, peace, equanimity, serenity, tranquillity, placidity, placidness, repletion, complacency
archaic self-content


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

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