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

    Etymology: [AS. woroldlic.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. woroldlic.]

  3. Worldly(adj)

    lay, as opposed to clerical

    Etymology: [AS. woroldlic.]

  4. Worldly(adverb)

    with relation to this life; in a worldly manner

    Etymology: [AS. woroldlic.]

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Vincent Van Gogh:

    Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.”

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    The fact that we don't know this man, isn't important really. Cause his experience is our experience, and his fate is our fate. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass, says the preacher. All is vanity I think that's a pretty good epitaph for all of us. When we're stripped of all our worldly possessions and all our fame, family, friends, we all face death alone. But it's that solitude in death that's our common bond in life. I know it's ironic, but that's just the way things are. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass. Only when we understand all is vanity, only then, it isn't.

  3. Chinese:

    Worldly fame and pleasure are destructive to the virtue of the mind; anxious thoughts and apprehensions are injurious to the health of the body.

  4. Mahabharata:

    She is a wife who is notable in her house; she is a wife who beareth children; she is a wife whose husband is as her life; she is a wife who is obedient to her lord. The wife is half the man; a wife is man?s dearest friend; a wife is the source of his religion, his worldly profit, and his love. He who hath a wife maketh offerings in his house. Those who have wives are blest with good fortune. Wives are friends, who, by their kind and gentle speech, soothe you in your retirement. In your distresses they are as mothers, and they are refreshment to those who are travellers in the rugged paths of life.

  5. J. C. Ryle (1816-1900):

    There is a common worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have, and think they have enough. This cheap Christianity . . . offends nobody, requires no sacrifice, costs nothing, and is worth nothing!

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