from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being contented; satisfaction.
- n. A source of satisfaction: the contentments of a comfortable retirement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the state or degree of being contented
- n. happiness in one's situation; satisfaction
- n. the neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being contented or satisfied; content.
- n. The act or process of contenting or satisfying.
- n. Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That degree of happiness which consists in being satisfied with present conditions; a quiet, uncomplaining, satisfied mind; content.
- n. Gratification, or means of gratification; satisfaction.
- n. Synonyms Contentment, Satisfaction. Contentment is passive; satisfaction is active. The former is the feeling of one who does not needlessly pine after what is beyond his reach, nor fret at the hardship of his condition; the latter describes the mental condition of one who has all he desires, and feels pleasure in the contemplation of his situation. A needy man may be contented, but can hardly be satisfied. See satisfy, happiness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. happiness with one's situation in life
The spectacle of an entire nation groveling in contentment is an infuriating thing …
The spectacle of an entire nation groveling in contentment is an infuriating thing.
Jennifer looked satisfied and glanced at me with an expression of contentment.
Godliness with contentment is great gain/those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare/into foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in perdition.
Generally, I think that a key to success/happiness/contentment is to take care of yourself.
Perhaps the word contentment summed up my feelings
The way to develop such sweet contentment is to feel a deep appreciation and gratitude for what you do have.
First Timothy 6: 6 - Godliness with contentment is "great gain."
I think we can easily say, that these verses show that contentment is pleasing to God and that he blesses us even more when we are content.
Sometimes the key to contentment is patience, staying in the moment, living each day for God and not worrying too much about what other women are doing.