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Contentment vs. Joy

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Contentmentnoun

the state or degree of being contented or satisfied.

Joynoun

A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good.

‘a child's joy on Christmas morning’; ‘They will be a source of strength and joy in your life.’;

Contentmentnoun

happiness in one's situation; satisfaction

Joynoun

Anything that causes such a feeling.

‘the joys and demands of parenthood’;

Contentmentnoun

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

Joynoun

Luck or success; a positive outcome.

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Contentmentnoun

The state of being contented or satisfied; content.

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

Joynoun

(obsolete) The sign or exhibition of joy; gaiety; merriment; festivity.

Contentmentnoun

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

Joyverb

(intransitive) To feel joy, to rejoice.

Contentmentnoun

Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.

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

Joyverb

To enjoy.

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Contentmentnoun

happiness with one's situation in life

Joyverb

To give joy to; to congratulate.

Contentmentnoun

a state of happiness and satisfaction

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

Joyverb

To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.

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.

Joynoun

The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.

‘Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.’; ‘Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.’; ‘Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame.’; ‘Tears of true joy for his return.’; ‘Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.’;

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Joynoun

That which causes joy or happiness.

‘For ye are our glory and joy.’; ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever.’;

Joynoun

The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.

‘Such joy made Una, when her knight she found.’; ‘The roofs with joy resound.’;

Joyverb

To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.

‘I will joy in the God of my salvation.’; ‘In whose sight all things joy.’;

Joyverb

To give joy to; to congratulate.

‘To joy the friend, or grapple with the foe.’;

Joyverb

To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.

‘Neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits.’;

Joyverb

To enjoy.

‘Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss.’;

Joynoun

the emotion of great happiness

Joynoun

something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness;

‘a joy to behold’; ‘the pleasure of his company’; ‘the new car is a delight’;

Joyverb

feel happiness or joy

Joyverb

make glad or happy

Joy

The word joy means a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

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