Worldly

Definition of Worldly

World´ly
a.1.
1.Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.
Many years it hath continued, standing by no other worldly mean but that one only hand which erected it.
- Hooker.
2.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.
With his soul fled all my worldly solace.
- Shak.
3.Lay, as opposed to clerical.
adv.1.With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.
Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise
By simply meek.
- Milton.

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Philistine, banausic, blase, carnal-minded, corporal, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, disenchanted, disillusioned, down-to-earth, earthly, earthy, experienced, fleshly, hardheaded, hylic, knowing, material, materialistic, materiate, matter-of-fact, mature, matured, mondaine, mundane, nonsacred, nonspiritual, not born yesterday, old, physical, positivistic, practical, practical-minded, practiced, pragmatic, profane, rational, realist, realistic, reasonable, reprobate, ripe, ripened, sagacious, sane, scientific, scientistic, seasoned, secular, sensible, sensual, sober-minded, somatic, sophisticate, sophisticated, sound, sound-thinking, straight-thinking, substantial, tellurian, telluric, temporal, terrene, terrestrial, tried, tried and true, unblessed, unhallowed, unholy, unideal, unidealistic, unregenerate, unromantic, unsacred, unsanctified, unsentimental, unspiritual, veteran, world-wise, worldly-wise
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