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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How to say worldly in sign language?

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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. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    There has never been a moment in one's life when one might not have stumbled upon this strange reality: What am I doing, where am I so hurriedly running, what is my objective, this whole world is a rat race and I'm going no where, with out any goal, Isn't it?. This thought comes to me very often. Alas! what to do, don't know what and where to knock the door and experience reality. No sooner that i try, I'm again fallen into the dismal depths of abyss, into the worldly affairs”

  2. Buddha:

    Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.

  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. 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!

  5. Dante:

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

Images & Illustrations of worldly

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