adjective world·ly–wise \ˈwərl(d)-lē-ˌwīz\

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

Full Definition of WORLDLY-WISE

:  possessing a practical and often shrewd understanding of human affairs

First Known Use of WORLDLY-WISE

15th century


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