unworldly


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un·world·ly

 (ŭn-wûrld′lē)
adj. un·world·li·er, un·world·li·est
1. Having or showing little understanding of the ways of the world; naive or impractical: "an unworldly scholar, who ruined his eyesight and his health through the single-minded study of the details of Greek syntax" (Roy Harris).
2.
a. Not of this world; spiritual or supernatural: "ghosts and other unworldly forms of life" (Patrick Jones).
b. Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie: "the unworldly jagged terrain of a recent lava flow" (Michael Crichton).

un·world′li·ness n.

unworldly

(ʌnˈwɜːldlɪ)
adj
1. not concerned with material values or pursuits
2. lacking sophistication; naive
3. not of this earth or world
unˈworldliness n

un•world•ly

(ʌnˈwɜrld li)

adj.
1. not worldly; not seeking material advantage; spiritually minded.
2. naive; unsophisticated; provincial.
3. not terrestrial; unearthly.
[1700–10]
un•world′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerationsunworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
naif, naive - 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"
worldly, secular, temporal - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
2.unworldly - not wise in the ways of the worldunworldly - not wise in the ways of the world; "either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver"; "this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien
naif, naive - 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"

unworldly

adjective
1. naive, innocent, unsophisticated, green, trusting, raw, inexperienced, idealistic, wet behind the ears (informal), as green as grass Stephen is a little unworldly about such matters.
2. spiritual, religious, metaphysical, transcendental, nonmaterialistic Their minds were occupied by more unworldly matters.

unworldly

adjective
1. Of or concerned with the spirit rather than the body or material things:
2. Free from guile, cunning, or deceit:
Translations

unworldly

[ˈʌnˈwɜːldlɪ] ADJ
1. (= unmaterialistic) [person] → nada materialista
2. (= naïve) [person, attitude] → ingenuo, poco realista
3. (= not of this world) [beauty, silence] → de otro mundo

unworldly

[ˌʌnˈwɜːrldli] adj
(= naive) → naïf(naïve)
(= not materialistic) → pas matérialiste

unworldly

adj lifeweltabgewandt; (= naïve)weltfremd

unworldly

[ʌnˈwɜːldlɪ] adjpoco materialista
References in classic literature ?
Other friends told the Marches that they had lost all chance of being remembered in the rich old lady's will, but the unworldly Marches only said.
He had not the placid, quiet, unworldly air of Simeon Halliday; on the contrary, a particularly wide-awake and au fait appearance, like a man who rather prides himself on knowing what he is about, and keeping a bright lookout ahead; peculiarities which sorted rather oddly with his broad brim and formal phraseology.
Your late wife, sir, was a most unworldly, most unhappy, most unfortunate baby,' returned my aunt, shaking her head at him.
The anxious mother had to console herself with the fact that her daughter drove away the ineligible as ruthlessly as the eligible, formed no unworldly attachments, was still very young, and would grow less coy as she advanced in years and in what Mrs.
An ode in four hundred lines would not have seemed so touching to Esther; her eyes filled with happy tears; yes, here was the father of whom she had dreamed, whom Dick had described; simple, enthusiastic, unworldly, kind, a painter at heart, and a fine gentleman in manner.
He was so unworldly and so little of a courtier that when the new Emperor Su Tsung returned in triumph to the capital and appointed him Imperial Censor, he fulfilled his new duties by telling his majesty the whole unpalatable truth in a manner strangely free from ornamental apology, and was promptly rewarded with the exile of a provincial governorship.
The approaching marriage of this woman of the world with such an unworldly man as Mr.
Sometimes, as Grandfather gazed at their fair, unworldly countenances, a mist of tears bedimmed his spectacles.
But he had thought and felt so much, he had given so many of the best hours of his life to unworldly hopes for some great good to mankind, that it seemed as though he had been talking with the angels, and had imbibed a portion of their wisdom unawares.
The mother's character, on the other hand, had a strain of poetry in it, a trait of unworldly beauty,--a delicate and dewy flower, as it were, that had survived out of her imaginative youth, and still kept itself alive amid the dusty realities of matrimony and motherhood.
They were the same whom Apollyon and ourselves had persecuted with taunts, and gibes, and scalding steam, at the commencement of our journey--the same whose unworldly aspect and impressive words had stirred my conscience amid the wild revellers of Vanity Fair.
He owns it in all noble thoughts--in all unworldly motives--in all holy impulses--in all chivalrous, generous, and self-sacrificing deeds.