this-worldliness

noun
this-world·​li·​ness | \ ˈt͟his-ˈwərld-lē-nəs How to pronounce this-worldliness (audio) \

Definition of this-worldliness

: interest in, concern with, or devotion to things of this world especially as opposed to a future stage of existence (as after death)

First Known Use of this-worldliness

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“This-worldliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/this-worldliness. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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