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Synonyms for worldly
ˈwɜrld li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worldly, secular, temporal(adj)

    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

    "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"

    Synonyms:
    profane, lay, blase, temporal, laic, secular

    Antonyms:
    anchoritic, cloistered, naif, unworldly, unmercenary, eremitic, hermitical, monastical, unearthly, monastic, eremitical, cloistral, naive, spiritual, conventual, hermitic

  2. blase, worldly(adj)

    very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world

    "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his worldly wisdom"

    Synonyms:
    bored, blase, temporal, secular

    Antonyms:
    anchoritic, naif, eremitic, hermitic, naive, unearthly, unmercenary, cloistral, monastical, monastic, eremitical, spiritual, conventual, cloistered, hermitical, unworldly

Wiktionary

  1. worldly(adjective)

    Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.

    Synonyms:
    material, mundane

  2. worldly(adjective)

    Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.

    Synonyms:
    lay, profane

  3. worldly(adjective)

    Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.

    Synonyms:
    sophisticated, street-smart

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. worldly

    Synonyms:
    terrestrial, mundane, temporal, secular, earthly, carnal

    Antonyms:
    heavenly, spiritual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. worldly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    earthly, mundane, terrestrial, terrene, sublunary, human, common

  2. worldly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    secular, temporal

  3. worldly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sordid, grovelling, selfish, earth-born, irreligious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worldly(a)

    Synonyms:
    terrestrial, earthly, mundane, terrene, secular, temporal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "worldly":

    secular

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How to use worldly in a sentence?

  1. Van Wyck Brooks:

    Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means.

  2. Bryant McGill:

    Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The only way to find your self is to first lose yourself. Lose yourself to all worldly affairs, immerse yourself in the deepest oceans of material world - until the special moment of awakening, a pre-destined call that everyone receives at some stage in life. From that moment onwards, onsets the process of self-realization and your journey on the path to illumination. And thus you find your self, only after losing yourself in the jungle of materialistic world.

  4. Marcus Valerius Martialis:

    The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things.

  5. Chinese:

    Worldly fame and pleasure are destructive to the virtue of the mind; anxious thoughts and apprehensions are injurious to the health of the body.

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