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Definition 1: not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unworldly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards

(unworldly is similar to ...) characterized by ascetic solitude

"the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony" "his hermitic existence"

(unworldly is similar to ...) of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows

(unworldly is similar to ...) concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul

"a spiritual approach to life" "spiritual fulfillment" "spiritual values" "unearthly love"

(unworldly is similar to ...) not mercenary; not influenced by financial gains

(means also ...) having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

"pious readings"

(means also ...) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"

Definition 2: not wise in the ways of the world - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unworldly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver
  • this helplessly unworldly woman

Synonyms for unworldly in the sense of this definition

(unworldly is similar to ...) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"

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