contento

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See also: contentò and contentó

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /konˈtɛn.to/, [kon̪ˈt̪ɛn̪t̪o]
  • Hyphenation: con‧tèn‧to
  • Rhymes: -ɛnto

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin contentus, perfect passive participle of contineō (I contain).

Adjective[edit]

contento (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contenti, feminine plural contente)

  1. satisfied, pleased
    Synonyms: appagato, pago (literary), soddisfatto
    Antonyms: deluso, dispiaciuto, inappagato, insoddisfatto, scontento
  2. content, happy
    Synonyms: allegro, felice, giocondo, gioioso, ilare, lieto
    Antonyms: abbattuto, afflitto, infelice, malinconico, mesto, scontento, triste
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (obsolete) That which is contained; content
    Synonym: contenuto
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback, in Italian), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto II, lines 76–78:
      ‘O donna di virtù sola per cui ¶ l'umana spezie eccede ogni contento ¶ di quel ciel c'ha minor li cerchi sui []
      O Lady of virtue, thou alone through whom the human race exceedeth all contained within the heaven that has the lesser circles,

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from contentare (to satisfy).

Noun[edit]

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (literary) satisfaction, happiness
    Synonyms: contentezza, soddisfazione
    Antonyms: insoddisfazione, scontento
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin contemptus (scorn, contempt).

Noun[edit]

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (obsolete) scorn, contempt
    Synonyms: biasimo, disdegno, dispetto (literary), dispregio (literary), disprezzo, disistima, esecrazione, spregio (literary), sprezzo (literary)
    Antonyms: apprezzamento, considerazione, pregio (literary), stima

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

contento

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contentare

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

contentō

  1. dative masculine singular of contentus
  2. dative neuter singular of contentus
  3. ablative masculine singular of contentus
  4. ablative neuter singular of contentus

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

contento m (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contentos, feminine plural contentas, comparable)

  1. Archaic form of contente.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin contentus.[1].

Adjective[edit]

contento (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contentos, feminine plural contentas)

  1. content, happy.
  2. satisfied, pleased.

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

contento

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of contentar.

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