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Synonyms for worldly
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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. worldly

    terrestrial, mundane, temporal, secular, earthly, carnal

    heavenly, spiritual

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. worldlyadjective

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

  2. worldlyadjective

    secular, temporal

  3. worldlyadjective

    sordid, grovelling, selfish, earth-born, irreligious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worldlyadjective

    terrestrial, earthly, mundane, terrene, secular, temporal

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  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    A realist speaks from experience and from a worldly point of view, rather than getting too involved in heavenly affairs.

  2. Earl Woods:

    My dad was always the person who would plant seeds and give me encouragement but also would say things that would fester inside me that wouldn't come to fruition for a while, he was very worldly and deep in his thinking. My mom was the enforcer. My dad may have been in the Special Forces, but I was never afraid of him. My mom's still here, and I'm still deathly afraid of her. She's a very tough, tough old lady, very demanding. She was the hand, she was the one, I love her so much, but she was tough.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    jokes You've all seen men with big prostates, like they're carrying a bowling ball between their legs, they walk like cowboys or penguins. Aphorisms Insensibility in eternity, consciousness of immortality, an illusory universe of microcosm in cyberspace, part of consciousness is immersed in denial, in a fog of lost souls, in the darkness of forgotten shadows, memory is like a crystal that accumulates millennia of wisdom energy, all lives of reincarnation, selfishness is worldly lower thinking accumulated over half a century, when cosmic energy passes through you, billions of years of collected energy of wisdom, will make you alien, neural connection as a musical instrument of feelings and emotions, the basis of manipulation is a melody of benefit, spectacular enjoyment of the ego, life is a universal mechanism of insight, quantum a particle wandering in a certain dimension, which becomes a book of the library of universal wisdom, the more freedom, the more sincerity of chaos. Poetry More than an ideal masterpiece than you can think of time, the queen of my inner world, endless love like a dizzying tornado, saliva flows with rich skin color. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    You learn from a mentor; it is worldly knowledge; I attain that from spirituality; it is universal knowledge.

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