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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.
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Examples for contentedly
  • Golden jellyfish rest relatively contentedly in place at midday when the tropical sun remains high overhead.
  • Most of them appeared to be snoozing contentedly despite the utter lack of privacy or personal space.
  • He dips his nose into a cup containing food and munches contentedly, nose twitching.
  • Children will roll and slide down it contentedly for hours.
  • The dwarf chuckled contentedly, and went on with his accusing history of my career.
  • Grampa gurgled and chomped on his pipe and looked down upon me contentedly.
  • He gazes contentedly down the street, scratching his neat goatee and watching the neighborhood kids shoot hoops in a driveway.
  • Momentarily, they sit contentedly side by side before becoming two ponderous rocks.
  • He smiled contentedly as he wiped the sweat from his brow.
  • We have pictures of him sitting contentedly in his living room marking each article with subject headings.
British Dictionary definitions for contentedly

contented

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