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"
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"
In a worldly manner.
Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.
Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.
Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.
relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions
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
lay, as opposed to clerical
with relation to this life; in a worldly manner
Origin: [AS. woroldlic.]
The numerical value of worldly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of worldly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of worldly in a Sentence
Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.
Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one.
The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things.
Nothing is sadder than having worldly standards without worldly means.
I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind.
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Translations for worldly
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- sekulaarinen, maallinen, mainenFinnish
- saoghaltaScottish Gaelic
- mondano, mondanamenteItalian
- световен, овоземски, способен, ербап, искусен, светскиMacedonian
- wereldwijs, seculier, materieel, wereldlijkDutch
- земной, мирской, бывалый, опытный, светский, суетныйRussian
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