otherworldly


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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.
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otherworldly

(ˌʌðəˈwɜːldlɪ)
adj
1. of or relating to the spiritual or imaginative world
2. impractical or unworldly
ˌotherˈworldliness n
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oth•er•world•ly

(ˈʌð ərˈwɜrld li)

adj.
concerned with the world of imagination or the world to come.
[1870]
oth′er•world′li•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.otherworldly - existing outside of or not in accordance with natureotherworldly - existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
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otherworldly

adjective
Of or concerned with the spirit rather than the body or material things:
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Translations

otherworldly

other-worldly [ˌʌðərˈwɜːrldli] adj [people, things, places] → d'un autre monde
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

otherworldly

adj attitude, personweltfern; smile, expressionentrückt
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