contentment
noun Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being contented 2. something that contents

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  • contentment — mid 15c., from O.Fr. contentment, from contenter (see CONTENT (Cf. content)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contentment — index composure, satisfaction (fulfilment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contentment — [n] comfort, happiness complacency, content, contentedness, ease, equanimity, fulfillment, gladness, gratification, peace, pleasure, repletion, satisfaction, serenity; concept 410 Ant. discomfort, discontent, displeasure, dissatisfaction, misery …   New thesaurus

  • contentment — contentment, contenement A man s countenance or credit, which he has together with, and by reason of, his freehold; or that which is necessary for the support and maintenance of men, agreeably to their several qualities or states of life.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • contentment — contentment, contenement A man s countenance or credit, which he has together with, and by reason of, his freehold; or that which is necessary for the support and maintenance of men, agreeably to their several qualities or states of life.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • contentment — [kən tent′mənt] n. [ME contentement < OFr] 1. the state, quality, or fact of being contented 2. Archaic a satisfying or being satisfied …   English World dictionary

  • Contentment — For other uses, see Contentment (disambiguation). Adriaen Van Ostade The Contented Drinker, 17th century Contentment seems realistically defined as enjoyment of whatever may be desired . That definition is realistic because the more contented an… …   Wikipedia

  • contentment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, quiet ▪ He gazed out to sea, with a feeling of deep contentment. ▪ She fell asleep in quiet contentment. VERB + CONTENTMENT ▪ find …   Collocations dictionary

  • contentment — con|tent|ment [kənˈtentmənt] n [U] the state of being happy and satisfied ≠ ↑discontent ▪ He gave a sigh of contentment , and fell asleep. ▪ a feeling of deep contentment …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contentment — [[t]kənte̱ntmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Contentment is a feeling of quiet happiness and satisfaction. I cannot describe the feeling of contentment that was with me at that time. Syn: happiness Ant: discontent …   English dictionary

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