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content

adjective  /kənˈtent/ us  
pleased with your situation and not needing or desiring it to be better: Skating this year with a sprained ankle, he said he was content just to make the Olympic team.
contented
adjective  /kənˈten·tɪd/ us  
Our dog leads a happy and contented life.
contentment
noun [U]  /kənˈtent·mənt/ ( also content) us  
Her greatest happiness and contentment was found in being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

content

verb [T]  /kənˈtent/ us  
to make yourself accept something as satisfactory, although it could be better: We had to content ourselves with watching the sea lions from the shore.
Translations of “content”
in Korean 만족하는…
in Arabic سَعيد, راض…
in French satisfait…
in Turkish içindekiler, içerik, esas…
in Italian contento, soddisfatto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滿意的, 滿足的, 知足的…
in Russian содержание, доля…
in Polish treść, zawartość…
in Spanish satisfecho…
in Portuguese contente, satisfeito…
in German zufrieden…
in Catalan content, satisfet…
in Japanese 満足して…
in Chinese (Simplified) 满意的, 满足的, 知足的…
(Definition of content adjective, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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