What does worldly mean?

Definitions for worldly
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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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. Merlin Figama Worshipper:

    Humanism without the root of love will be a cruel world see worldly hypocrisy.

  2. Dante:

    Worldly fame is but a breath of wind, that blows now this way, now that, and changes name as it changes sides.

  3. Kat Von D:

    The funny thing is that I’ve known since I was 7 years old that I was never going to have kids, i always imagined myself as this worldly, traveling, gypsy lady.

  4. Mahabharata:

    Entangled in a hundred worldly snares, Self-seeking men, by ignorance deluded, Strive by unrighteous means to pile up riches. Then, in their self-complacency, they say, ?This acquisition I have made to-day, That will I gain to-morrow, so much pelf Is hoarded up already, so much more Remains that I have yet to treasure up. This enemy I have destroyed, him also, And others in their turn, I will despatch. I am a lord; I will enjoy myself; I?m wealthy, noble, strong, successful, happy; I?m absolutely perfect; no one else In all the world can be compared to me. Now will I offer up a sacrifice, Give gifts with lavish hand, and be triumphant.? Such men, befooled by endless vain conceits, Caught in the meshes of the world?s illusion, Immersed in sensuality, descend Down to the foulest hell of unclean spirits.*

  5. 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.

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