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ˈwɜrld liworld·ly

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  1. worldlyadjective

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

    material, mundane

  2. worldlyadjective

    Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.

    lay, profane

  3. worldlyadjective

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

    sophisticated, street-smart

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  1. worldly

    terrestrial, mundane, temporal, secular, earthly, carnal

    heavenly, spiritual

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  1. worldly, secular, temporaladjective

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

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

    profane, lay, blase, temporal, laic, secular

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

  2. blase, worldlyadjective

    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"

    bored, blase, temporal, secular

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

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  1. humanhoodadjective

    living in the flesh, not of the spirit!

    Submitted by churelle11 on June 30, 2023  

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  1. worldlyadjective

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

  2. worldlyadjective

    secular, temporal

  3. worldlyadjective

    sordid, grovelling, selfish, earth-born, irreligious

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  1. worldlyadjective

    terrestrial, earthly, mundane, terrene, secular, temporal

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  1. Lawrence Stager:

    The cosmopolitan life here is so much more elegant and worldly and connected with other parts of the eastern Mediterranean.

  2. Chris Aronson:

    You can't make this stuff up, the fact that there was the announcement on the same week as our film just excites people. Human beings are just interested in other worldly things right now.

  3. Melinda Gates:

    Melinda strikes me as someone who is not going to look for something purely superficial, shall we say, but Bill seems like a guy who part of what turns him on is intellect – smart women are very sexy to him. So I think that he's very likely to be with someone who is worldly, has life experience and is successful in her own right. Perhaps a woman that is very, very, very bright.

  4. Francis Quarles:

    Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.

  5. William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2:

    I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind.

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