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unworldly

adjective un·world·ly \-ˈwər(-ə)l-dlē, -ˈwərl-lē\

: having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge of the world

: having an unusual quality that does not seem to be of this world

Full Definition of UNWORLDLY

1
:  not of this world :  unearthly; specifically :  spiritual
2
a :  not wise in the ways of the world :  naive
b :  not swayed by mundane considerations
un·world·li·ness \-ˈwərl(d)-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNWORLDLY

  1. the unworldly beauty of the Grand Canyon
  2. <the guy's unworldly enough to think that any stranger who would approach him on a city street is simply trying to help him>

First Known Use of UNWORLDLY

1707

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