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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contentment  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contentment 
  n  :  happiness  with  one's  situation  in  life  [ant:  {discontentment}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Contentment 
  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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