contentment

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Etymology[edit]

Middle French contentement; as content + -ment.

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contentment (usually uncountable, plural contentments)

  1. the state or degree of being contented
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      Then they got out their boat from the boat-house, sculled down the river home, and at a very late hour sat down to supper in their own cosy riverside parlour, to the Rat's great joy and contentment.
  2. happiness in one's situation; satisfaction
  3. the neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.

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