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Definition 1: characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • worldly goods and advancement
  • temporal possessions of the church

Synonyms for worldly in the sense of this definition

(worldly is similar to ...) concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)

"he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons" "gave up the large house for economic reasons" "in economic terms they are very privileged"

(worldly is similar to ...) concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

"material possessions" "material wealth" "material comforts"

(worldly is similar to ...) marked by materialism

(worldly is similar to ...) concerned with the world or worldly matters

"mundane affairs" "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"

(means also ...) of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

"earthly beings" "believed that our earthly life is all that matters" "earthly love" "our earthly home"

(means also ...) not concerned with or devoted to religion

"sacred and profane music" "secular drama" "secular architecture" "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"

(means also ...) having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire

"sophisticated young socialites" "a sophisticated audience" "a sophisticated lifestyle" "a sophisticated book"

Definition 2: very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for worldly in the sense of this definition

(worldly is similar to ...) having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire

"sophisticated young socialites" "a sophisticated audience" "a sophisticated lifestyle" "a sophisticated book"

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