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.
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unworldly

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

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

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

adj lifeweltabgewandt; (= naïve)weltfremd
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unworldly

[ʌnˈwɜːldlɪ] adjpoco materialista
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