adjective \ˈwər(-ə)ld-lē, ˈwərl-lē\

: of or relating to the human world and ordinary life rather than to religious or spiritual matters

: having a lot of practical experience and knowledge about life and the world

Full Definition of WORLDLY

:  of, relating to, or devoted to this world and its pursuits rather than to religion or spiritual affairs
world·li·ness noun

Examples of WORLDLY

  1. She is more worldly than her younger sister.
  2. <she returned from her year as an exchange student a much more worldly person>

First Known Use of WORLDLY

before 12th century


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