otherworldly


oth·er·world·ly

adjective \ˌə-thər-ˈwərl(d)-lē\

: suggesting a world that is different from the world we know : seeming to belong to or come from another world

Full Definition of OTHERWORLDLY

1
a :  of, relating to, or resembling that of a world other than the actual world
b :  devoted to preparing for a world to come
2
:  devoted to intellectual or imaginative pursuits
oth·er·world·li·ness noun

Examples of OTHERWORLDLY

  1. otherworldly creatures from the deep sea
  2. <a movie in which otherworldly beings live among us in a parallel universe>

First Known Use of OTHERWORLDLY

1879

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