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Meaning of CONTENTMENT

Pronunciation:  kun'tentmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  happiness with one's situation in life
 

CONTENTMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Antonyms: discontent, discontentedness, discontentment
 
 See Also: happiness, satisfaction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tent"ment\ (k[o^]n*t[e^]nt"ment), n. [Cf. F.
contentement. See {Content}, v. t.]
1. The state of being contented or satisfied; content.

         Contentment without external honor is humility.
                                               --Grew.

         Godliness with contentment is great gain. --1 Tim.
                                               vi. 6.

2. The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the
   contentment of avarice is impossible.

3. Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction. [Obs.]

         At Paris the prince spent one whole day to give his
         mind some contentment in viewing of a famous city.
                                               --Sir H.
                                               Wotton.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

a state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be (1 Tim. 6:6; 2 Cor. 9:8). It is opposed to envy (James 3:16), avarice (Heb. 13:5), ambition (Prov. 13:10), anxiety (Matt. 6:25, 34), and repining (1 Cor. 10:10). It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Ps. 96:1, 2; 145), the greatness of the divine promises (2 Pet. 1:4), and our own unworthiness (Gen. 32:10); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Rom. 5:2).

 

 

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