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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tent·ment /kənˈtɛntmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tent·ment n.
 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) 2.0

      n : happiness with one's situation in life [ant: discontentment]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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).