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contented

[kuh n-ten-tid] /kənˈtɛn tɪd/
adjective
1.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; content2 + -ed2
Related forms
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
Synonyms
gratified, pleased, happy.

content2

[kuh n-tent] /kənˈtɛnt/
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
Related forms
contentable, adjective
contently, adverb
contentness, noun
Synonyms
4. appease, gratify. See satisfy.
Antonyms
4. dissatisfy.
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British Dictionary definitions for contented

contented

/kənˈtɛntɪd/
adjective
1.
accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction
Derived Forms
contentedly, adverb
contentedness, noun

content1

/ˈkɒntɛnt/
noun
1.
(often pl) everything that is inside a container: the contents of a box
2.
(usually pl)
  1. the chapters or divisions of a book
  2. 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
Word Origin
C15: from Latin contentus contained, from continēre to contain

content2

/kənˈtɛnt/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are
2.
assenting to or willing to accept circumstances, a proposed course of action, etc
verb
3.
(transitive) to make (oneself or another person) content or satisfied: to content oneself with property
noun
4.
peace of mind; mental or emotional satisfaction
interjection
5.
(Brit) (in the House of Lords) a formal expression of assent, as opposed to the expression not content
Derived Forms
contently, adverb
contentment, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Latin contentus contented, that is, having restrained desires, from continēre to restrain
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Word Origin and History for contented

content

v.

early 15c., from Middle French contenter, from content (adj.) "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle 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; contentedly.

adj.

c.1400, from Old French content, "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Related: Contently (largely superseded by contentedly).

n.

"that which is contained," early 15c., from Latin contentum, contenta, noun use of past participle of continere (see contain). Meaning "satisfaction" is from 1570s; heart's content is from 1590s (Shakespeare).

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contented in Medicine

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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