Well, as it is said in the title of my question, I'm wondering what the adjective and adverb of content are. Similarly, we have context whose adjective and adverb are contextual and contextually respectively, but what about content?

  • Did you mean content as regards that which is contained in something? Or did you mean content meaning in a state of peaceful happiness - which is of course already an adjective? If you are talking about the latter, the adverb would be contentedly. But if we are discussing the contents of a box, I am afraid that it doesn't have inflections. You will need to use things like content specific, content regarding, content determined, content depending etc. – WS2 Sep 18 '15 at 8:42
  • @WS2 I meant content like "content of a page, book etc". – lonesome Sep 18 '15 at 8:48
  • You could use prepositions to provide descriptive use, such as the book was lacking in content, or his ideas are full of content. – WS2 Sep 18 '15 at 9:00
  • Note that the verb most closely corresponding to the noun "content" (meaning "what's inside") is "contain". – Hot Licks Oct 18 '15 at 12:40

I guess you are not asking about the verb content. If you are, then they would be contented and contentedly.

I am quite sure you are asking about the noun content, like the nutritional content of milk, the news content of newspaper, the story content of a book, etc.

The adjective would be content-related. For example,

  • He asked me contextual questions about the book.
  • He asked me content-related questions about the book.

The adverb would content-wise. For example,

  • He spoke contextually about Paul's admonishment that women kept quiet, but asked their husbands at home.

  • He spoke content-wise about his recent book on Paul's admonishments for women.

  • "Content-wise" is an adverb? Can you explain this a bit more. Usually an adverb can move around, but yours cannot go in front of spoke: "He content-wise spoke about..." – michael_timofeev Sep 18 '15 at 15:23
  • He likewise spoke to me. He spoke to me likewise. – Blessed Geek Sep 18 '15 at 20:16
  • So in this sentence, "Content-wise, this is a good book to read." "content-wise" is an adverb? Maybe this is a class of adverbs I am not familiar with. I honestly don't know, but it seems fishy to me, that the adverb cannot go in front of the verb in your example. Maybe this would be good for a "Question" on this site. – michael_timofeev Sep 19 '15 at 2:21
  • well, I am more confused now oO – lonesome Sep 19 '15 at 10:31
  • feev, I did not expect you to have problems understanding the function of an adverb. – Blessed Geek Sep 20 '15 at 7:29

Probably it's will be the following adjective in use

to be contained in

Content means there will be something in it. Something is being contained by something.

  • Content and contain are totally two different things. One is noun while the other is a verb. – lonesome Sep 18 '15 at 8:07
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    If you so want: Context and contextual are also two totally different things. One is a noun while the other is an adjective. – Sven W. Sep 18 '15 at 8:12
  • But their origin is a same word. For God sake! – lonesome Sep 18 '15 at 8:29
  • content (n.) = "that which is contained," early 15c., from Latin contentum, contenta, noun use of past participle of continere. – mikeagg Sep 18 '15 at 8:51
  • contain (v.) late 13c., from Old French contein-, stem of contenir, from Latin continere. – mikeagg Sep 18 '15 at 8:51

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