otherworldliness


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oth·er·world·ly

 th′ər-wûrld′lē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of another world, especially a mystical or transcendental world: "The effect was dreamy, otherworldy" (Gioia Diliberto).
2. Devoted to the world of the mind; concerned with intellectual or imaginative things.
3. Concerned with an afterlife, especially when inattentive to the present.

oth′er·world′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otherworldliness - concern with things of the spirit
internality, inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
worldliness - concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs; "he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him"
Translations

otherworldliness

n (of person, attitude) → Weltferne f; (of expression) → Entrücktheit f
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