adjective, worldlier, worldliest.
of or pertaining to this world as contrasted with heaven, spiritual life, etc.; earthly; mundane.
experienced; knowing; sophisticated: the benefits of his worldly wisdom.
devoted to, directed toward, or connected with the affairs, interests, or pleasures of this world.
of or pertaining to the people or laity; secular; neither ecclesiastical nor religious.
Obsolete. of, pertaining to, or existing on earth.
in a worldly manner (archaic except in combination): worldly-wise; worldly-minded.

before 900; Middle English; Old English wor(u)ldlīc. See world, -ly

worldliness, noun
preworldliness, noun
preworldly, adjective
superworldliness, noun
superworldly, adjective

1. temporal. See earthly. 2. urbane, cosmopolitan.

1. spiritual. Unabridged
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worldly (ˈwɜːldlɪ)
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  not spiritual; mundane or temporal
2.  Also: worldly-minded absorbed in or concerned with material things or matters that are immediately relevant
3.  Also: worldly-wise versed in the ways of the world; sophisticated
4.  archaic existing on or relating to the earth
5.  obsolete secular; lay
6.  archaic in a worldly manner

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Word Origin & History

O.E. woruldlic, from the roots of world and like (adj.). A common Gmc. compound (cf. O.Fris. wraldlik, O.S. weroldlik, M.Du. wereldlik, Ger. weltlich, O.N. veraldligr). Worldly-wise is recorded from c.1400.
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Example sentences
But he sees too much of their worldliness and wickedness, and refuses.
Too often, worldliness bleeds into dangerous cynicism.
He was almost wholly without sophistication and wholly without worldliness.
In contrast, students today have a worldliness that is both inspiring and sad.
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