unworldly

adjective
un·​world·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈwər(-ə)l-dlē How to pronounce unworldly (audio) , -ˈwərl-lē \

Definition of unworldly

1 : not of this world : unearthly specifically : spiritual
2a : not wise in the ways of the world : naive
b : not swayed by mundane considerations

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Other Words from unworldly

unworldliness \ ˌən-​ˈwərl(d)-​lē-​nəs How to pronounce unworldly (audio) \ noun

Examples of unworldly in a Sentence

the unworldly beauty of the Grand Canyon the guy's unworldly enough to think that any stranger who would approach him on a city street is simply trying to help him
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First Known Use of unworldly

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unworldly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unworldly. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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unworldly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unworldly

: having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge of the world
: having an unusual quality that does not seem to be of this world

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