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. Unabridged
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contented (kənˈtɛntɪd)
accepting one's situation or life with equanimity and satisfaction

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Word Origin & History

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 Related: Contented (1520s); contentedly (1550s); contently (17c., superseded by contentedly).
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Medical Dictionary

content con·tent (kŏn'těnt')

  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
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
Children will roll and slide down it contentedly for hours.
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