1. Passive Affections

[Antonyms: discontent.]

[Nouns] content, contentment, contentedness; complacency, satisfaction, entire satisfaction, ease, heart's ease, peace of mind; serenity [more]; cheerfulness [more]; ray of comfort; comfort (well- being) [more].

reconciliation; resignation (patience) [more].

waiter on Providence.

[Verbs] be content; rest satisfied, rest and be thankful; take the good the gods provide, let well alone, feel oneself at home, hug oneself, lay the flattering unction to one's soul.

take up with, take in good part; assent [more]; be reconciled to, make one's peace with; get over it; take heart, take comfort; put up with (bear) [more].

render content; set at ease, comfort; set one's heart at ease, set one's mind at ease, set one's heart at rest, set one's mind at rest; speak peace; conciliate, reconcile, win over, propitiate, disarm, beguile; content, satisfy; gratify [more].

be tolerated [more]; go down, go down with; do.

[Adjectives] content, contented; satisfied; at ease, at one's ease, at home; with the mind at ease, sans souci, sine cura, easygoing, not particular; conciliatory; unrepining, of good comfort; resigned (patient) [more]; cheerful [more].

unafflicted, unvexed, unmolested, unplagued; serene [more]; at rest, snug, comfortable; in one's element.

satisfactory, tolerable.

[Adverbs] to one's heart's content; a la bonne heure; all for the best.

[Interjections] amen (assent) [more]; very well, all the better, so much the better, well and good; it will do, that will do; it cannot be helped.

[Phrases] nothing comes amiss.

"a heart with room for every joy" [Bailey]; ich habe genossen das irdische Gluck ich habe gelebt und geliebet [Schiller]; "nor cast one longing lingering look behind" [Gray]; "shut up in measureless content" [Macbeth]; "sweet are the thoughts that savor of content" [R. Greene]; "their wants but few their wishes all confined" [Goldsmith]; might as well relax and enjoy it.

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