overcontented

contented

[kuhn-ten-tid]
adjective

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 Related: Contented (1520s); contentedly (1550s); contently (17c., superseded by contentedly).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