If you're content to eat mac and cheese for lunch, that means you're perfectly happy with your mac and cheese. It's not fancy, but you don't care! You enjoy it. You don't want to swap it out for something fancier.
In this poem by Billy Collins, the speaker feels content as he sits alone in a restaurant, enjoying a delicious meal and an absorbing book. He feels rested, chilled out, and perfectly happy. That's the feeling of contentment. Other people might look at him eating by himself and think, "Oh, he must be lonely! How sad!" Nope. He is perfectly content. He's content to sit there and read his book.
Usually we talk about content people, but we can also talk about content smiles, content faces, or content sighs (ahhh!). If you want, you can use the word "contented" right before a thing or a person, and it means the same thing as "content:" "He gave me a contented smile;" "She let out a contented sigh: 'ah.'" Here's a contented dog.
Lastly, when you talk about feeling content, be sure to say "kun TENT," with the emphasis on the second syllable. If you say "CON tent," with the emphasis on the first syllable, that's actually a different word, even though it's spelled the same! Content, or contents, are things, stuff, material. As in, "That channel has a lot of cool content" or "Let's skim that book's table of contents."
Make a flash card:
You can write your own definition and choose your own picture, or copy mine.
chilled out and totally happy
Write your own sentence!
You can use either of the two ideas I'll suggest, or you can invent your own. Include as much detail as you can!
(Source) Write a sentence with a form of the word CONTENT:
Remember: to be content with something, or to be content to do something, is to be full of gladness and enjoyment toward it.
Idea 1: "On the weekends, I'm content to (do some kind of simple or relaxing activity)."
Idea 2: "I smile contentedly as I (do something restful or pleasing)."
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