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otherworldly

[uhth -er-wurld-lee] /ˈʌð ərˈwɜrld li/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or devoted to another world, as the world of imagination or the world to come.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; other world + -ly
Related forms
otherworldliness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for other worldliness

otherworldly

/ˌʌðəˈwɜːldlɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the spiritual or imaginative world
2.
impractical or unworldly
Derived Forms
otherworldliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for other worldliness

otherworldly

adj.

1854, from other + world + -ly (1). Otherworldliness is recorded from 1819. Phrase other world "world of idealism or fantasy, afterlife, spirit-land" is c.1200.

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