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world·ly-wise

(wûrld′lē-wīz′)
adj.
Experienced in the ways of the world.

worldly-wise

adj
understanding the world and therefore difficult to shock or deceive

world′ly-wise′



adj.
wise as to the affairs of this world.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worldly-wise - experienced in and wise to the ways of the world
sophisticated - 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"

worldly-wise

adjective experienced, knowing, worldly, sophisticated A more worldly-wise man would have seen through him at once.
innocent, naive, inexperienced, callow, unsophisticated, unworldly, ingenuous, jejune

worldly-wise

adjective
Experienced in the ways of the world; lacking natural simplicity:
Translations

worldly-wise

[ˈwɜːldlɪˈwaɪz] ADJde mundo, que conoce mundo

worldly-wise

adjweltklug

worldly-wise

[ˌwɜːldlɪˈwaɪz] adjdi mondo
References in classic literature ?
Worldly wisdom may force them into widely different ways of life; worldly wisdom may delude them, or may make them delude themselves, into contracting an earthly and a fallible union.
This gentleman was a person of considerable worldly wisdom and experience; he had been officially associated with cases of striking and notorious crime, in which Government had lent its assistance to discover and punish the criminals.
The captain, standing a little to one side, was listening to all the curate said, and watching every movement of his brother, who, as soon as he perceived the curate had made an end of his story, gave a deep sigh and said with his eyes full of tears, "Oh, senor, if you only knew what news you have given me and how it comes home to me, making me show how I feel it with these tears that spring from my eyes in spite of all my worldly wisdom and self-restraint
Rebecca was now thirteen; she had played the melodeon, led the singing, delivered her aunts' invitation with an air of great worldly wisdom, and he, concluding that she must be a youthful pillar of the church, called upon her with the utmost simplicity.
When the sophist would supplant, with the wild theories of his worldly wisdom, the positive mandates of inspiration, let him remember the expansion of his own feeble intellects, and pause—let him feel the wisdom of God in what is partially concealed.
All the wonder was, how the gentleman, with his lack of worldly wisdom and agonizing consciousness of ridicule, could have been induced to take a measure at once so prudent and so laughable.
Your parents, my dear, have no more worldly wisdom than a pair of babies.
He felt that he ought not to have allowed the marriage; that his daughter's sentiments had been sufficiently known to him to render him culpable in authorising it; that in so doing he had sacrificed the right to the expedient, and been governed by motives of selfishness and worldly wisdom.
So that I trust she may yet be happy; but, if she is, it will be entirely the reward of her own goodness of heart; for had she chosen to consider herself the victim of fate, or of her mother's worldly wisdom, she might have been thoroughly miserable; and if, for duty's sake, she had not made every effort to love her husband, she would, doubtless, have hated him to the end of her days.
Some parts of my story can only be understood by a delicate tenderness, and through a sympathy with the beliefs that dwell in simple hearts; beliefs which would seem absurd to the sophisticated people who make use in their own lives of the prudential maxims of worldly wisdom that only apply to the government of states.
assessed three Has made a " Despite the worldly wisdom accrued beside Steve Bruce, despite his blackest days at Ewood Park and even during Celtic's implosion under John Barnes, there's still nothing Black loves more than the feeling of grass under his studs and the notion he has the ability to improve a player.
Luckily, growing older has many benefits - retirement, grandkids and a little more worldly wisdom come to mind.