happy and satisfied because your life is good [≠ discontented]:
I felt warm, cosy and contented.
They lapsed into a contented silence
He smiled contentedly.
WORD FOCUS: happy WORD FOCUS: happy cheerfulbehaving in a way that shows you are happy in a good moodhappy at a particular time, and therefore friendly to other people pleased/gladhappy because something good has happened delighted/thrilled/overjoyed/ecstaticvery happy because something good has happened contentedhappy with your life optimistic/positivebelieving that good things will happen in the future gleeful/gloatingsmughappy because something bad has happened to someone else ➔ See alsohappy
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.