this-world·​li·​ness ˈt͟his-ˈwərld-lē-nəs How to pronounce this-worldliness (audio)
: interest in, concern with, or devotion to things of this world especially as opposed to a future stage of existence (as after death)

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of this-worldliness was in 1887

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“This-worldliness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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