otherworldly

adjective
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
Recent Examples on the Web Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs, otherworldly quarterback, overcame several mistakes to lead the Chiefs to a 31-20 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "2020 Super Bowl: Mahomes catches fire late, leads Chief to 31-20 comeback win," 3 Feb. 2020 As one of the gateways to Africa, Morocco can feel overwhelming and otherworldly as its vast landscapes go from endless sand oceans in the Sahara to colorful blue cities and bustling maze-like markets. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "12 Times Travelers Let Their Melanin Shine In Morocco," 30 Jan. 2020 Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa played in only nine games before a season-ending hip injury, but was on pace to surpass his otherworldly 2018 statistics. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "AL.com All-Access: Who’s the best returning quarterback in the SEC for 2020?," 16 Jan. 2020 The Succulent Karoo desert stretches out between Namibia and South Africa, and its otherworldly landscapes are home to curious flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Bushfire heroes, a double twin story and an entertaining cuttlefish," 11 Jan. 2020 Stay away if wet weather is forecast; otherwise, this otherworldly hike is a bonus. Los Angeles Times, "On a winter weekend getaway, you’ll find there’s more to Julian than apple pie," 2 Jan. 2020 Her writing was just so otherworldly and beautiful! Marie Claire, "'Little Weirds' Is Emotional, Magical, and Fun All at Once," 1 Jan. 2020 Sarah Jessica Parker’s ALA Book Club Central Sagittarius: Sags who long to experience the otherworldly will gravitate toward Sarah Jessica Parker’s love of magical realism. EW.com, "Here are the celebrity book clubs to choose based on your zodiac sign," 16 Oct. 2019 While there are many high-security government facilities in the U.S., none can match Area 51’s otherworldly mythology. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "The Storming of Area 51: A Covert Journey to the Heart of America’s Worst-Kept Secret," 13 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of otherworldly

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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14 Feb 2020

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“Otherworldly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otherworldly?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=o&file=otherw06. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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otherworldly

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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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