earthly

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adjective earth·ly \ˈərth-lē\

Definition of earthly

  1. 1 a :  characteristic of or belonging to this earth b :  relating to the human race's actual life on this earth

  2. 2 :  possible <of what earthly use is it?>

earthliness

noun

Examples of earthly in a sentence

  1. <a sermon against our obsession with earthly pursuits>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of earthly

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of earthly

earthly, worldly, mundane mean belonging to or characteristic of the earth. earthly often implies a contrast with what is heavenly or spiritual <abandoned earthly concerns and entered a convent>. worldly and mundane both imply a relation to the immediate concerns and activities of human beings, worldly suggesting tangible personal gain or gratification <worldly goods> and mundane suggesting reference to the immediate and practical <a mundane discussion of finances>.

EARTHLY Defined for English Language Learners

earthly

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adjective earth·ly \ˈərth-lē\

Definition of earthly for English Language Learners

  • : having to do with life on the Earth

  • : imaginable or possible


EARTHLY Defined for Kids

earthly

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adjective earth·ly \ˈərth-lē\

Definition of earthly for Students

  1. 1 :  having to do with or belonging to the earth

  2. 2 :  imaginable, possible <It's of no earthly use.>



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