What does worldly mean?

Definitions for worldly
ˈwɜrld liworld·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worldly, secular, temporal(adj)

    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

    "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"

  2. blase, worldly(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. worldly(Adverb)

    In a worldly manner.

  2. worldly(Adjective)

    Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.

  3. worldly(Adjective)

    Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.

  4. worldly(Adjective)

    Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worldly(adj)

    relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions

  2. Worldly(adj)

    pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men

  3. Worldly(adj)

    lay, as opposed to clerical

  4. Worldly(adverb)

    with relation to this life; in a worldly manner

  5. Origin: [AS. woroldlic.]

How to pronounce worldly?

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How to say worldly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worldly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worldly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of worldly in a Sentence

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.

  2. Bryant McGill:

    Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one.

  3. Marcus Valerius Martialis:

    The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things.

  4. Van Wyck Brooks:

    Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means.

  5. William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2:

    I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind.

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