Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Satisfied with things as they are; content.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Possessing or characterized by contentment; satisfied with present conditions; not given to complaining or to a desire for anything further or different; satisfied: as, a contented man; a person of a contented disposition.
  • Fully disposed; not loth; willing; ready; resigned; passive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Content; easy in mind; satisfied; quiet; willing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of content.
  • adjective satisfied

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

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Examples

  • Martin contented himself by picturing his brother-in-law's surprise on Sunday morning when he opened his EXAMINER and saw the article on the treasure-hunters.

    Chapter 9

  • My life fell into a certain contented pattern, but the thought of the box still haunted me.

    On Desperate Seas « A Fly in Amber

  • It's about these mentally limited brothers who lived in contented squalor on a cow farm in upstate New York.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • It's about these mentally limited brothers who lived in contented squalor on a cow farm in upstate New York.

    Watched Brother's Keeper This Weekend

  • Daniel Ridgeway Knight liked to paint women in contented poses doing ordinary things, in beautiful clothing, surrounded by beautiful scenery.

    The Deconstruction of Women's Clothing

  • Daniel Ridgeway Knight liked to paint women in contented poses doing ordinary things, in beautiful clothing, surrounded by beautiful scenery.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • The point was to show that "moronic" people do not out grow their capability to perform the tasks given them and remain "contented", where normal people learn and grow in their duties and become frustrated when additional tasks/promotions are denied them.

    The Utica 24

  • We sat in contented silence for a fair bit before we both realized we had to get back to the Vanderbilt.

    One Night in Nashville

  • Martin contented himself by picturing his brother-in-law's surprise on Sunday morning when he opened his EXAMINER and saw the article on the treasure-hunters.

    Chapter 9

  • The fear ... life -- (Compare Pr 3: 2). abide -- or, "remain contented" (1Ti 4: 8). not visited with evil -- (Pr 10: 3; Ps 37: 25), as a judgment, in which sense visit is often used (Ps 89: 32; Jer 6: 15).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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