oth·​er·​world·​ly | \ ˌə-t͟hər-ˈwərl(d)-lē How to pronounce otherworldly (audio) \

Definition of otherworldly

1a : of, relating to, or resembling that of a world other than the actual world
b : devoted to preparing for a world to come
2 : devoted to intellectual or imaginative pursuits

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Other Words from otherworldly

otherworldliness noun

Examples of otherworldly in a Sentence

otherworldly creatures from the deep sea a movie in which otherworldly beings live among us in a parallel universe
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First Known Use of otherworldly

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of otherworldly was in 1879

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“Otherworldly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otherworldly. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of otherworldly

: suggesting a world that is different from the world we know : seeming to belong to or come from another world

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