What does worldly mean?

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ˈwɜrld liworld·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worldly, secular, temporaladjective

    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, worldlyadjective

    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. worldlyadverb

    In a worldly manner.

  2. worldlyadjective

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

  3. worldlyadjective

    Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.

  4. worldlyadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worldlyadjective

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

    Etymology: [AS. woroldlic.]

  2. Worldlyadjective

    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. Worldlyadjective

    lay, as opposed to clerical

    Etymology: [AS. woroldlic.]

  4. Worldlyadverb

    with relation to this life; in a worldly manner

    Etymology: [AS. woroldlic.]

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  1. Alex
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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. Bryant McGill:

    Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Due to many cosmic and worldly reasons, we will surely lose our planet one day! Till that dark day comes, let us give our profound affection to our beloved earth!

  3. Francis Quarles:

    Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.

  4. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

  5. Marcus Valerius Martialis:

    The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things.

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