Contentment is the state of being happy and satisfied. On Thanksgiving when you think about all you are grateful for, hopefully you feel a sense of contentment. If not, have another piece of pie and then you’ll feel contentment.

Contentment isn’t an excited kind of happy, it’s more like a peaceful ease of mind. It’s being satisfied with what you have, whatever that is. You might feel a sense of contentment knowing you have a cup of hot chocolate and a good movie to look forward to tonight. Or you might experience contentment thinking about the vast estate you just purchased in the Hamptons. Whatever is going on in your life, you’re pleased about it.

Definitions of contentment

n happiness with one's situation in life

discontent, discontentedness, discontentment
a longing for something better than the present situation
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the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
complacence, complacency, self-complacency, self-satisfaction
the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
fulfillment, fulfilment
a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
glee, gloat, gloating
malicious satisfaction
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emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

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