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Related to contentedness: feasible, obnoxious, tenacious


Satisfied with things as they are; content: a contented expression on the child's face.

con·tent′ed·ly adv.
con·tent′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.contentedness - the state of being contented with your situation in life; "he relaxed in sleepy contentedness"; "they could read to their heart's content"
acceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
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[kənˈtentɪdnɪs] Ncontento m, satisfacción f
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