contentment

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
  1. noun
    happiness with one's situation in life
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    Antonyms:
    discontent, discontentedness, discontentment
    a longing for something better than the present situation
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    satisfaction
    the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
    pride
    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
    type of:
    happiness
    emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
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