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worldly–wise

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of worldly–wise

  1. having a wide and refined knowledge of the world especially from personal experience <her long career as a globe-trotting journalist has made her very worldly-wise and even a little jaded> Synonyms cosmopolitan, smart, sophisticated, worldly Related Words suave, urbane; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; experienced, knowing, practiced, schooled, seasoned; bored, cynical, jaded, skeptical; down-to-earth, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, sober Near Antonyms callow, green, inexperienced, raw; parochial, provincial, rustic (also rustical); philistine, uncivilized, uncultured, unrefined; childlike, simple, simpleminded; idealistic, impractical; uncritical, unknowing Antonyms guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), unsophisticated, untutored, unworldly, wide-eyed




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