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Complacent vs. Contentment

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Complacentadjective

Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.

Contentmentnoun

the state or degree of being contented or satisfied.

Complacentadjective

Apathetic with regard to an apparent need or problem.

Contentmentnoun

happiness in one's situation; satisfaction

Complacentadjective

Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile.

‘They look up with a sort of complacent awe . . . to kings.’;

Contentmentnoun

the neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.

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Complacentadjective

contented to a fault;

‘he had become complacent after years of success’; ‘his self-satisfied dignity’;

Contentmentnoun

The state of being contented or satisfied; content.

‘Contentment without external honor is humility.’; ‘Godliness with contentment is great gain.’;

Complacentadjective

showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements

‘you can't afford to be complacent about security’;

Contentmentnoun

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

Contentmentnoun

Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.

‘At Paris the prince spent one whole day to give his mind some contentment in viewing of a famous city.’;

Contentmentnoun

happiness with one's situation in life

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Contentmentnoun

a state of happiness and satisfaction

‘he found contentment in living a simple life in the country’;

Contentment

Contentment is an emotional state of satisfaction that can be seen as a mental state, maybe drawn from being at ease in one's situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment could be a state of having accepted one's situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness.Contentment and the pursuit of contentment are possibly a central thread through many philosophical or religious schools across diverse cultures, times and geographies.

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