worldly-minded


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worldly-minded

adj
absorbed in the affairs of the world
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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References in classic literature ?
Hargrave; she is a hard, pretentious, worldly-minded woman.
"Now, Laurie, don't be too fastidious and worldly-minded. If they love one another it doesn't matter a particle how old they are nor how poor.
Of the conduct of the worldly-minded Pumblechook while this was doing, I desire to say no more than it was all addressed to me; and that even when those noble passages were read which remind humanity how it brought nothing into the world and can take nothing out, and how it fleeth like a shadow and never continueth long in one stay, I heard him cough a reservation of the case of a young gentleman who came unexpectedly into large property.