contentment

  • 1 Contentment — Con*tent ment (k[o^]n*t[e^]nt ment), n. [Cf. F. contentement. See {Content}, v. t.] 1. The state of being contented or satisfied; content. [1913 Webster] Contentment without external honor is humility. Grew. [1913 Webster] Godliness with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 contentment — noun a) the state or degree of being contented Then they got out their boat from the boat house, sculled down the river home, and at a very late hour sat down to supper in their own cosy riverside parlour, to the Rats great joy and contentment.… …

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  • 13 contentment — con|tent|ment [ kən tentmənt ] noun uncount the happiness you feel when you have everything you want and you enjoy your life: He has found contentment and satisfaction in his work …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 contentment — noun (U) the state of being happy and satisfied: He gave a sigh of contentment, turned over and went to sleep. opposite discontent 1 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 contentment — noun finally being alone brought her a contentment she d never known Syn: contentedness, content, satisfaction, gratification, fulfillment, happiness, pleasure, cheerfulness; ease, comfort, well being, peace, equanimity, serenity, tranquility …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 contentment — UK [kənˈtentmənt] / US noun [uncountable] the happiness you feel when you have everything you want and you enjoy your life He has found contentment and satisfaction in his work …

    English dictionary

  • 17 contentment — Ⅰ. content [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a state of peaceful happiness or satisfaction. ► VERB 1) satisfy; please. 2) (content oneself with) accept (something) as adequate despite wanting something more or better. ► NOUN …

    English terms dictionary

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 contentment — /keuhn tent meuhnt/, n. 1. the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind. 2. Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied. [1400 50; late ME contentement < MF. See CONTENT2, MENT] Syn. 1. See happiness. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 Contentment —    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) …

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