from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Satisfied with things as they are; content: a contented expression on the child's face.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of content.
  • adj. satisfied

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are


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

    On Desperate Seas « A Fly in Amber

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

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "They are easy-going and easily satisfied, and not solicitous to add to their material comforts beyond a certain point -- in short, contented with little, like Frenchmen, which is a praiseworthy condition of mind, commended in Holy Writ, and not disposed to make haste to be rich, like you English."

    The Settler and the Savage

  • Though dévote, she was still too young and handsome to remain contented with merely spiritual diversions, and she had a great taste for the society of the esprits forts of that day, though she had no ambition to be considered an esprit herself.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • If you haven't already, try and get a copy of Gina Fords book called the contented baby book - although your kids are older, the same techniques can be applied (she is a maternity nurse here in the UK - and quite controversial it must be said).

    Blueberry Buckle


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