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content

adjective [after verb] uk   /kənˈtent/ us  
B2 pleased with your situation and not hoping for change or improvement: He seems fairly content with (his) life. [+ to infinitive] They're content to socialize with a very small circle of people.
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contentment
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ ( also content) us  
His face wore a look of pure contentment.

content

noun uk   /ˈkɒn.tent/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/

content noun (SUBJECT)

contents [plural]
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B2 the list of articles or parts contained in a magazine or book, with the number of the page they begin on
B2 [S or U] the ideas that are contained in a piece of writing, a speech, or a film: It's a very stylish and beautiful film, but it lacks content. We've discussed the unusual form of the book - now, what about the content?

content noun (AMOUNT)

contents [plural]
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B1 everything that is contained within something: The contents of his bag spilled all over the floor. He hardly needed to open the letter because he already knew the contents.
C2 [S] the amount of a particular substance contained in something: Chocolate has a high fat content.

content

verb [T] uk   /kənˈtent/ us  
to make someone feel happy and satisfied: You're quite easily contented, aren't you? My explanation seemed to content him.
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…
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