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English adjective: worldly

1. worldly characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world


SamplesWorldly goods and advancement.
Temporal possessions of the church.


Synonymssecular, temporal


Similareconomic, material, materialistic, mercenary, mundane, terrestrial, worldly-minded


See alsoearthly, profane, secular, sophisticated


Antonymsunworldly

2. worldly very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world


SamplesThe blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'.
The benefits of his worldly wisdom.


Synonymsblase


Similarsophisticated


Antonymsnaif, naive









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