- Opposite words for contentment:
- sorrow, agitation, discontentedness, woe, disturbance, depression, despondency, anger, annoyance, discontentment, anguish, unhappiness, dispiritedness, discontent, rage, exasperation, irritation, desolation, melancholy, misery, discomfort, dejection, uneasiness, aggravation, joylessness, displeasure, vexation, sadness, gloom, dissatisfaction, distress, restlessness, fury, wretchedness, upset, pique.
- Usage samples:
He saw an expression of surprise, of anxiety, then a smile of deep contentment.
"The Nether World",George Gissing.
She could,- she thought that she could, have watched her child's happiness with contentment had Clara married Owen Fitzgerald- Sir Owen, as he would then have been.
"Castle Richmond",Anthony Trollope.
The latter, as the hour for the entrance of Belisarius approached, prepared to don his royal garments- with great contentment, for it was the last time that he would ever wear the signs of a dignity which had brought him nothing but pain and wretchedness.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)",Felix Dahn.
But there was a nervousness in his contentment which told the tale to any observer who might know how to read it.
"Can You Forgive Her?",Anthony Trollope.
- He saw an expression of surprise, of anxiety, then a smile of deep contentment.