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NounEdit

contento (plural contentos)

  1. content, contents (that which something contains)

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /konˈtɛn.to/, [kon̪ˈt̪ɛn̪t̪o]
  • Hyphenation: con‧tèn‧to
  • Rhymes: -ɛnto

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin contentus, perfect passive participle of contineō (I contain).

AdjectiveEdit

contento (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contenti, feminine plural contente)

  1. satisfied, pleased
    Synonyms: appagato, pago (literary), soddisfatto
    Antonyms: deluso, dispiaciuto, inappagato, insoddisfatto, scontento
  2. content, happy
    Synonyms: allegro, felice, giocondo, gioioso, ilare, lieto
    Antonyms: abbattuto, afflitto, infelice, malinconico, mesto, scontento, triste
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (obsolete) That which is contained; content
    Synonym: contenuto
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto II, lines 76–78:
      ‘O donna di virtù sola per cui ¶ l'umana spezie eccede ogni contento ¶ di quel ciel c'ha minor li cerchi sui []
      O Lady of virtue, thou alone through whom the human race exceedeth all contained within the heaven that has the lesser circles,

Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from contentare (to satisfy).

NounEdit

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (literary) satisfaction, happiness
    Synonyms: contentezza, soddisfazione
    Antonyms: insoddisfazione, scontento
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin contemptus (scorn, contempt).

NounEdit

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (obsolete) scorn, contempt
    Synonyms: biasimo, disdegno, dispetto (literary), dispregio (literary), disprezzo, disistima, esecrazione, spregio (literary), sprezzo (literary)
    Antonyms: apprezzamento, considerazione, pregio (literary), stima

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

contento

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contentare

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

contento m (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contentos, feminine plural contentas, comparable)

  1. Archaic form of contente.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin contentus.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /konˈtento/, [kõn̪ˈt̪ẽn̪t̪o]

AdjectiveEdit

contento (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contentos, feminine plural contentas)

  1. content, happy.
  2. satisfied, pleased.

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

contento

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of contentar.

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