What does worldling mean?

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ˈwɜrld lɪŋworldling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tellurian, earthling, earthman, worldlingnoun

    an inhabitant of the earth

  2. worldlingnoun

    a person absorbed by the concerns and interests and pleasures of the present world


  1. worldlingnoun

    a mundane person, preoccupied with worldly matters rather then spiritual affairs

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Worldlingnoun

    A mortal set upon profit.

    Etymology: from world.

    Baseminded wretches! are your thoughts so deeply bemired in the trade of ordinary worldlings, as for respect of gain to let so much time pass. Philip Sidney.

    The one sort are nam’d the brethren, the godly; the other worldlings, timeservers, and pleasers of men more than pleasers of God. Richard Hooker.

    God of the world and worldlings,
    Great Mammon! greatest god below the sky. Fa. Queen.

    For his weeping in the needless stream;
    Poor deer, quoth he, thou mak’st a testament
    As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more
    To that which had too much. William Shakespeare, As You Like It.

    That other on his friends his thoughts bestows:
    The covetous worldling, in his anxious mind,
    Thinks only on the wealth he left behind. Dryden.

    If we consider the expectations of futurity, the worldling gives up the argument. John Rogers.


  1. worldling

    A worldling is a person who is primarily concerned with worldly or materialistic matters rather than spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. This term often carries a slightly negative connotation, suggesting a focus on personal pleasure and gain as opposed to higher ambitions or altruistic pursuits.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worldling

    a person whose soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this world and its enjoyments

  2. Etymology: [World + -ling.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worldling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worldling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • αφωσιωμένος εις τα παγκόσμια αγαθάGreek
  • worldlingHebrew

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