Definition of Contentment

1. Noun. Happiness with one's situation in life.

Generic synonyms: Happiness
Specialized synonyms: Satisfaction
Derivative terms: Content
Antonyms: Discontentment



Definition of Contentment

1. n. The state of being contented or satisfied; content.

Definition of Contentment

1. Noun. the state or degree of being contented ¹

2. Noun. happiness in one's situation; satisfaction ¹

3. Noun. the neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contentment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contentment

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contentment (current term)
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Literary usage of Contentment

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1. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1830)
"contentment docs not imply unconcern about our welfare, ... Motives to contentment arise from the conduira tion of the rectitude of the Divine government, ..."

2. Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths by James Long (1881)
"contentment with little, sound sleep, vigilant watching ... Pood supports life, contentment the soul, I Tim. 6. 8. Persian.—Live contented, you will be a ..."

3. The Select Remains of the Rev. John Mason by John Mason (1856)
"HUMILITY is the mother of contentment. The deeper your self-abhorrence, the easier is ... Neither contentment, nor discontentment, arises from the outward ..."

4. Persian Literature by Firdawsī, Omar Khayyam, Edward FitzGerald, Ḥāfiẓ, Saʻdī (1900)
"CHAPTER III On the Preciousness of contentment \ MENDICANT from the west of Africa had taken his /-\ station amidst a group of shopkeepers at Aleppo, ..."

5. The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1842)
"... the other increases it, by rendering those demands imperious ar.d violent. SECTION XI. On contentment. contentment produces, in some measure, ..."

6. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1828)
"SECTION XI On contentment. 1. contentment produces, in some measure, all those effects which the alchymist usually ascribes to what he calls the ..."

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