Definition of contented in English:

contented

adjective

  • 1Feeling or expressing happiness or satisfaction.

    ‘I felt warm and contented’
    ‘she gave a contented little smile’
    • ‘Surely you can't have more than one quiet, smiling, happy and contented day in a row?’
    • ‘she finished, giving a sheepish grin at her sister, who responded with a contented smile.’
    • ‘She was a very jolly and contented person with a hearty laugh.’
    • ‘It all sounds rather blissful in a contented, domestic way that would have seemed unimaginable some years ago.’
    • ‘And there was a very happy and contented smile on both of them.’
    • ‘Slinking back into his chair, Moby takes another deep breath and allows himself a small and somewhat contented smile.’
    • ‘And when you're done, smile a contented smile and cherish the thought that you have another serving for lunch the next day.’
    • ‘The break has seemed to have been of great benefit to all the players and Barnes wore the smile of a contented man after the game.’
    • ‘There's something about him… he's always so contented and carefree.’
    • ‘They wish her many more contented years in health and happiness and pay tribute to a noble lady who possesses sterling qualities.’
    • ‘Nailed in the walls were portraits of her four elder brothers, and their happy contented smiles.’
    • ‘As he pulled away, I could see that peaceful, sleepy grin of the truly contented on her face.’
    • ‘With her bright eyes and contented expression it's hard to believe that Milly the fox had a brush with death.’
    • ‘A cheerful and contented audience hit the streets at twenty to eleven, heading for car parks, bus stops and the railway station.’
    • ‘her mother, her bright, contented smile lighting up her face.’
    • ‘The fact is that he sounds so, well, jolly contented, and perhaps a bit of lonely yearning would have made the material a little more challenging and rewarding.’
    • ‘Amazingly, Euan is a smiley, contented baby, despite all his health problems.’
    • ‘He laughed and smiled a contented, beautiful smile.’
    • ‘I felt like a huge burden had been lifted, and replaced by a thrilled, yet contented feeling.’
    • ‘Macy watched him with a contented grin on her face, as he closed the door.’
    content, satisfied, pleased
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    1. 1.1 Willing to accept something; satisfied.
      ‘I was never contented with half measures’
      • ‘She changed into her pajamas, brushed her teeth, and climbed into her bed, contented with her newfound friendship but saddened by the potential loss of another.’
      • ‘I would be silly to think that my desk would remain this clean for very long, but at least for now, I know I'm contented with the past, and ready to tackle the future.’
      • ‘She admits that it has been a hard road but now, at 54, she has never been more contented with her life and work.’
      • ‘Kirara and I strolled back home contented with the shopping.’
      • ‘He had always looked so confident and contented with everything.’
      • ‘I was just wonderfully contented with the way things were going.’
      • ‘She made me who I am now - a woman who has principles in life and who feels contented with what she has.’
      • ‘Rather contented with myself, I moved slowly down the hall, suspecting that Drake would assume the guard had killed me.’
      • ‘Some people seem to be settled and contented with their lives and I'd really love to be one of them, to be sure that where I am and what I am doing is the right place for me.’
      • ‘If my observation serves me right, old folks are generally happy and contented with the way they spend their free time.’
      • ‘‘Now this is the life,’ she mumbled contented with the flowing music.’
      • ‘They look diligent yet contented with their lifestyle.’
      • ‘Soon all the other children were happy and contented with their situations, but not Jox.’
      • ‘You get an impression of people who seem contented with their lot in life.’
      • ‘I am currently contented with my toilet paper state.’
      • ‘Creative eccentrics will spend hours happily contented with their various projects and hobbies.’
      • ‘That's how you know you're totally contented with another person, when you don't need to fill the void with unnecessary babble.’
      • ‘When he was finally contented with what he saw, the shrill cry of his whistle swelled throughout the football field.’
      • ‘People, as you stated in your article, are rather contented with what they get, so maybe they deserve what they get.’
      • ‘Although it could hardly support the life of glamour and luxury she had been accustomed to all her life, Erin was more than contented with it.’
      content, satisfied, pleased
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Pronunciation

contented

/kənˈtɛntɪd/