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unworldly

[uhn-wurld-lee] /ʌnˈwɜrld li/
adjective
1.
not worldly; not seeking material advantage; spiritually minded.
2.
naive; unsophisticated; provincial.
3.
not terrestrial; unearthly.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; un-1 + worldly
Related forms
unworldliness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unworldliness

unworldly

/ʌnˈwɜːldlɪ/
adjective
1.
not concerned with material values or pursuits
2.
lacking sophistication; naive
3.
not of this earth or world
Derived Forms
unworldliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unworldliness

unworldly

adj.

1707, from un- (1) "not" + worldly.

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