For example, how does one say the equivalent to "a day which made me content" or a "contenting" day?

  • Then you are not actually looking for an adjectival form of "content". You are looking for an adjectival form of "make content". – MetaEd Jun 29 '12 at 4:27
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    ...which would normally be satisfy. General Reference. – FumbleFingers Jun 29 '12 at 4:30
  • I think he is looking for a synonym to content – Noah Jun 29 '12 at 4:50
  • Perhaps this usage note is helpful to you – Em1 Jun 29 '12 at 11:56
  • @FumbleFingers: so you mean that what is looked for is an adjective? 'satisfactual'? – Mitch Jul 19 '12 at 20:46

The word you are looking for is most likely contentful, which although uncommon, is a delightful word. For example "it was a contentful day at the waterfront."


I'd go with "satisfying," "fulfilling" or "rewarding."

As in, "It was a satisfying/ fulfilling/ rewarding day."

  • I don't think contending is a synonym for satisfying. What's your source? – Noah Jun 30 '12 at 6:38
  • Hello Noah. It never is. "Contending" is a perfectly different word. I'm basing my answer on his "a day WHICH MADE ME CONTENT" clue. Obviously, you can tell that the OP is confused about that particular point. – Cool Elf Jun 30 '12 at 7:49
  • I just glanced at your answer and I noticed that you are suggesting synonyms for "content" and "satisfied." You chose to pursue his clue about here misused "contending" (content) while I chose to pursue his other clue – Cool Elf Jun 30 '12 at 7:54
  • No prob, Noah! :-) – Cool Elf Jun 30 '12 at 7:54

Here is the list of synonyms for content from Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus.

Contented, satisfied, pleased, gratified, fulfilled, happy, cheerful, glad; unworried, untroubled, at ease, at peace, tranquil, serene.

You can't say contending day. Contending is an adjective and means competing.

The debate continued between the contending parties.

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