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world·ly

 (wûrld′lē)
adj. world·li·er, world·li·est
1. Of, relating to, or devoted to the material world, especially in contrast to spiritual concerns.
2. Experienced in human affairs; sophisticated or worldly-wise: "an experienced and worldly man who had been almost everywhere" (Willa Cather).
adv.
In a worldly manner.

world′li·ness n.
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worldly

(ˈwɜːldlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. not spiritual; mundane or temporal
2. Also: worldly-minded absorbed in or concerned with material things or matters that are immediately relevant
3. Also: worldly-wise versed in the ways of the world; sophisticated
4. archaic existing on or relating to the earth
5. obsolete secular; lay
adv
archaic in a worldly manner
ˈworldliness n
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world•ly

(ˈwɜrld li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. of or pertaining to this world as contrasted with heaven, spiritual life, etc.; earthly; mundane.
2. experienced; knowing; sophisticated.
3. devoted to or connected with the material or sensual pleasures of this world: a worldly clergy; worldly temptations.
adv.
4. in a worldly manner (archaic except in combination): worldly-wise; worldly-minded.
[before 900]
world′li•ness, n.
syn: See earthly.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worldly - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
profane, secular - not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
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"
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
2.worldly - very sophisticated especially because of surfeitworldly - very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his worldly wisdom"
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"
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worldly

adjective
1. earthly, lay, physical, fleshly, secular, mundane, terrestrial, temporal, carnal, profane, sublunary It is time you woke up and focused your thoughts on more worldly matters.
earthly heavenly, spiritual, divine, ethereal, immaterial, transcendental, unworldly, noncorporeal
2. materialistic, grasping, selfish, greedy, avaricious, covetous, worldly-minded He has repeatedly criticized Western churches as being too worldly.
materialistic moral, unworldly, nonmaterialistic
3. worldly-wise, knowing, experienced, politic, sophisticated, cosmopolitan, urbane, blasé, well versed in the ways of the world He was worldly and sophisticated, quite unlike me.
worldly-wise innocent, naive, unsophisticated, unworldly, ingenuous
Quotations
"Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise" [Francis Quarles Emblems]
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worldly

adjective
1. Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
2. Not religious in subject matter, form, or use:
3. Experienced in the ways of the world; lacking natural simplicity:
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Translations
من هذا العالَم، دُنْيَوي، أرْضي
jordiskverdslig
világias
veraldlegur
dünyevîmaddî

worldly

[ˈwɜːldlɪ] ADJ (worldlier (compar) (worldliest (superl)))
1. (= material) [success, pleasures] → mundano, material
all my worldly goodstodos mis bienes materiales
2. (= experienced) → con (mucho) mundo
he was more worldly than other boys his agetenía más mundo que otros muchachos de su edad
worldly wisdommundo m, saber m mundano
3. (= sophisticated) → sofisticado
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worldly

[ˈwɜːrldli] adj
(= earthly) [concerns, matters, interests] → terrestre
worldly things → les choses terrestres
one's worldly goods → ses biens terrestres
(= experienced) [person, manner] → rompu(e) aux usages du mondeworldly-wise [ˌwɜːrldliˈwaɪz] adjrompu(e) aux usages du monde
to be worldly-wise → connaître bien les usages du monde
She's very worldly-wise for her age → Elle connaît très bien les usages du monde malgré son jeune âge.world music nworld music fworld power npuissance f mondialeworld record nrecord m du monde
the world record holder → le détenteur du record du mondeworld scale n
on a world scale → à l'échelle mondialeWorld Series n (US) the World Series → le championnat national de baseballWorld Service n (British) service international de la BBCWorld title ntitre m mondialWorld Trade Organization n
the World Trade Organization → l'Organisation f mondiale du commerceworld view world-view [ˌwɜːrldˈvjuː] nvision f du mondeWorld War One nla première guerre mondialeWorld War Two nla seconde guerre mondialeworld-weary [ˌwɜːrldˈwɪəri] adjlas de ce monde(lasse)worldwide world-wide [ˌwɜːrldˈwaɪd]
adjmondial(e)
adv (= all over the world) → dans le monde entierWorld Wide Web n
the World Wide Web → le Web
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worldly

adj (+er)
(= material) success, ambition, wealthmateriell; worldly thingsweltliche Dinge
weltlich; personweltlich gesinnt; (= sophisticated) mannerweltmännisch; worldly innocenceWeltfremdheit f; worldly wisdomWeltklugheit f
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worldly

[ˈwɜːldlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (matters, person) → mondano/a; (attitude, pleasures) → materiale
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world

(wəːld) noun
1. the planet Earth. every country of the world.
2. the people who live on the planet Earth. The whole world is waiting for a cure for cancer.
3. any planet etc. people from other worlds.
4. a state of existence. Many people believe that after death the soul enters the next world; Do concentrate! You seem to be living in another world.
5. an area of life or activity. the insect world; the world of the international businessman.
6. a great deal. The holiday did him a/the world of good.
7. the lives and ways of ordinary people. He's been a monk for so long that he knows nothing of the (outside) world.
ˈworldly adjective
of or belonging to this world; not spiritual. worldly pleasures.
ˈworldliness noun
ˌworldˈwide adjective, adverb
(extending over or found) everywhere in the world. a worldwide sales network; Their products are sold worldwide.
World Wide WebWWWthe best of both worlds
the advantages of both the alternatives in a situation etc in which one can normally only expect to have one. A woman has the best of both worlds when she has a good job and a happy family life.
for all the world
exactly, quite etc. What a mess you're in! You look for all the world as if you'd had an argument with an express train.
out of this world
unbelievably marvellous. The concert was out of this world.
what in the world(?)
used for emphasis when asking a question. What in the world have you done to your hair?
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References in classic literature ?
He got out his worldly wealth and examined it -- bits of toys, marbles, and trash; enough to buy an exchange of WORK, maybe, but not half enough to buy so much as half an hour of pure freedom.
"The Reds will think just as I thought -- that you, being like nine out of ten of us, not overburdened with worldly wealth, had taken this way of earning an honest penny to help yourself through the year.
In the darkest nights they slept securely, with all their worldly wealth around them, in houses the doors of which were never fastened.
She knows better than to value worldly wealth above its price.'
I can't go into the details of the business, but the upshot is that my worldly wealth is much more than I thought, and I am (or shall soon be) in a position to offer marriage, without imprudence, to any lady, even if she brought nothing.
"As far as worldly wealth goes," continued his father, "you will no doubt stand far superior to your brothers in a few years."
Dead Bartolomeo preached his pregnant sermon, and its burden was: You that worship the vanities of earth--you that long for worldly honor, worldly wealth, worldly fame--behold their worth!
My entire worldly wealth was swallowed up, and I resigned myself thenceforward to despair.
Is it not therefore, a first step towards atheism to efface every sign of pious sorrow in this way, to neglect to impress on children who are not yet old enough to reflect, and on all other people who stand in need of example, the necessity of obedience to human law, by openly manifested resignation to the will of Providence, who chastens and consoles, who bestows and takes away worldly wealth? I confess that, after passing through a period of sneering incredulity, I have come during my life here to recognize the value of the rites of religion and of religious observances in the family, and to discern the importance of household customs and domestic festivals.
The Gospel is located in the middle of Jesus' teaching on how his disciples should see worldly wealth. When someone asks him to arbitrate in an inheritance case, Jesus warns, "Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions" (v 15).
The Companions would only work to get what sufficed them and their families for their daily requirements and shunned collecting and accumulating ever greater amounts of worldly wealth. As a matter of fact, 'Umar had a friend from the Companions who would work his job one day while 'Umar would sit with the Prophet in order learn from him; then they would alternate so that 'Umar would work while the other companion would learn.
"What value has worldly wealth?" Babur is quoted to have said.