What does worldly mean?

Definitions for worldly
ˈwɜrld liworld·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word worldly.

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.]

How to pronounce worldly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say worldly in sign language?

  1. worldly

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. 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.*

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Another Boring Love Story She was risky at best. She had a sordid past. She was complicated. She was wild. She had numerous demons. But she had a loving heart. But she had a soft smile. But her tears smelled like morning dew. But she was intelligent and worldly. But she intimidated men. So, I dove in headfirst without a second thought. And wow; she was a demon. The End

  3. Vincent Van Gogh:

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

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To discuss spirituality and to be proficient in spirituality, are two different subjects. First, talks over that, and the second displays the source by itself. All can explore that, while all can be not that spirited source. The conversation can be a false matter, and based on deception, whereas, the spiritual figure's image is simply clear as a visionary mirror. Such ones adopt a way of fasting and patience, stay away from worldly affairs, and believe in God perfectly. They do not beg to the world and not sell their prayers. They remain the best supporter of all people and do not backbite, nor appreciate such conduct. They win the heart and mind of the people with their humility, tolerance, forgiveness, love, and sincerity in their tearful state of passion.

  5. G.K. Chesterton:

    One must somehow find a way of loving the world without trusting it; somehow one must love the world without being worldly.

Images & Illustrations of worldly

  1. worldlyworldlyworldlyworldlyworldly

Popularity rank by frequency of use

worldly#10000#24763#100000

Translations for worldly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for worldly »

Translation

Find a translation for the worldly definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these worldly definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "worldly." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/worldly>.

    Are we missing a good definition for worldly? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for worldly:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.