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worldly-minded

adj
absorbed in the affairs of the world

world′ly-mind′ed



adj.
having or showing devotion to the affairs and interests of this world.
[1595–1605]
world′ly-mind′ed•ness, n.
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Adj.1.worldly-minded - marked by materialismworldly-minded - marked by materialism    
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"
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But one can't but note that the "phenomenological" Austen of the reasonably endearing characters' impressions also abides our question: for example, Prudie's conclusion about Edmund as the suitor of Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park, that "an unforgiving prick is an unforgiving prick" (110), which seems to be laying at least some claim to critical authority, is countered by that novel's clear presentation of Mary's metropolitan worldly-mindedness in her incessant pursuit of "money and greatness," in Mrs.