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contentment

[kuh n-tent-muh nt] /kənˈtɛnt mənt/
noun
1.
the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
2.
Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English contentement < Middle French. See content2, -ment
Related forms
overcontentment, noun
precontentment, noun
Synonyms
1. See happiness.
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Word Origin and History for overcontentment

contentment

n.

mid-15c., from Old French contentment, from contenter (see content (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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overcontentment in the Bible

a state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be (1 Tim. 6:6; 2 Cor. 9:8). It is opposed to envy (James 3:16), avarice (Heb. 13:5), ambition (Prov. 13:10), anxiety (Matt. 6:25, 34), and repining (1 Cor. 10:10). It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Ps. 96:1, 2; 145), the greatness of the divine promises (2 Pet. 1:4), and our own unworthiness (Gen. 32:10); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Rom. 5:2).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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