Definition of contentment in English:

contentment

noun

mass noun
  • A state of happiness and satisfaction.

    ‘he found contentment in living a simple life in the country’
    • ‘The contentment and happiness of love is always to be longed for or wistfully remembered.’
    • ‘And they increasingly look to their work as their main source of satisfaction and contentment.’
    • ‘Is the quest for happiness and contentment more important than the acquisition of knowledge?’
    • ‘It was a source of peace and contentment to Paddy and was close to his heart.’
    • ‘The days and nights that followed were a blur of happiness, enjoyment and contentment.’
    • ‘Her faith was a central part of her long life and through it she found much peace, strength and contentment.’
    • ‘Is it hard to find calm, satisfaction, contentment, happiness inside oneself?’
    • ‘This entity enables everybody to enjoy a happy life of working and living in peace and contentment.’
    • ‘Being in tune with nature is the easiest and only way of ensuring a life of contentment and happiness.’
    • ‘Happiness comes form contentment within and not amount of money will change that.’
    • ‘All residents of the area join in wishing Aidan every happiness and contentment in his retirement.’
    • ‘The core concern of liberalism is the happiness and contentment of individual human beings.’
    • ‘It's a word he uses a lot in his almost childlike rediscovery of happiness and contentment.’
    • ‘Ravenous, we devoured our dishes, only pausing to share sighs of contentment as we worked our way around the plate.’
    • ‘Life on the land involved much manual labour but it was a way of life that gave them contentment and peace of mind.’
    • ‘Her home was her palace and it was there she found contentment and peace of mind.’
    • ‘Once you reach that point in life, contentment and happiness can not be too far.’
    • ‘He's too astute to give away his position, but he wears an air of contentment as comfortably as the leather sandals on his feet.’
    • ‘The newlyweds are wished every happiness and contentment in the years ahead.’
    • ‘Reddy was an avid reader and got many hours of contentment and enjoyment from books and newspapers.’
    contentedness, content, satisfaction, fulfilment
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Origin

Late Middle English (denoting the payment of a claim): from French contentement, from Latin contentus (see content).

Pronunciation

contentment

/kənˈtɛntm(ə)nt/