contented

[kuhn-ten-tid]

Origin:
1515–25; content2 + -ed2

contentedly, adverb
contentedness, noun
half-contented, adjective
half-contentedly, adverb
half-contentedness, noun
overcontented, adjective
overcontentedly, adverb
overcontentedness, noun
quasi-contented, adjective
quasi-contentedly, adverb


gratified, pleased, happy.
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content

2 [kuhn-tent]
adjective
1.
satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.
2.
British. agreeing; assenting.
3.
Archaic. willing.
verb (used with object)
4.
to make content: These things content me.
noun
5.
the state or feeling of being contented; satisfaction; contentment: His content was threatened.
6.
(in the British House of Lords) an affirmative vote or voter.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin contentus satisfied, special use of past participle of continēre; see content1

contentable, adjective
contently, adverb
contentness, noun


4. appease, gratify. See satisfy.


4. dissatisfy.
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content1 (ˈkɒntɛnt)
 
n
1.  (often plural) everything that is inside a container: the contents of a box
2.  (usually plural)
 a.  the chapters or divisions of a book
 b.  a list, printed at the front of a book, of chapters or divisions together with the number of the first page of each
3.  the meaning or significance of a poem, painting, or other work of art, as distinguished from its style or form
4.  all that is contained or dealt with in a discussion, piece of writing, etc; substance
5.  the capacity or size of a thing
6.  the proportion of a substance contained in an alloy, mixture, etc: the lead content of petrol
 
[C15: from Latin contentus contained, from continēre to contain]

content2 (kənˈtɛnt)
 
adj
1.  mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are
2.  assenting to or willing to accept circumstances, a proposed course of action, etc
 
vb
3.  (tr) to make (oneself or another person) content or satisfied: to content oneself with property
 
n
4.  peace of mind; mental or emotional satisfaction
 
interj
5.  (Brit) (in the House of Lords) a formal expression of assent, as opposed to the expression not content
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin contentus contented, that is, having restrained desires, from continēre to restrain]
 
con'tently2
 
adv
 
con'tentment2
 
n

contented (kənˈtɛntɪd)
 
adj
accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction
 
con'tentedly
 
adv
 
con'tentedness
 
n

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content
early 15c., from M.Fr. contenter, from content (adj.), c.1400, from L. contentus "contained, satisfied," pp. of continere (see contain). Sense evolved through "contained," "restrained," to "satisfied," as the contented person's desires are bound by what he or she already
has. Related: Contented (1520s); contentedly (1550s); contently (17c., superseded by contentedly).
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content con·tent (kŏn'těnt')
n.

  1. Something contained, as in a receptacle.

  2. The proportion of a specified substance present in something else, as of protein in a food.

  3. The subject matter or essential meaning of something, especially a dream.

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Example sentences
He led her to his kingdom where he was joyfully received, and they lived for a
  long time afterwards, happy and contented.
Does one need to be a millionaire or a billionaire to feel rich, happy and
  contented.
Eating it led to sighs and raised eyebrows, contented silence.
Political apathy is not always a bad sign: it can indicate a contented
  electorate.
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