unworldly

adjective un·world·ly \ ˌən-ˈwər(-ə)l-dlē , -ˈwərl-lē \

Definition of unworldly

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

unworldliness

play \ˌən-ˈwərl(d)-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of unworldly in a Sentence

  1. the unworldly beauty of the Grand Canyon

  2. 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


UNWORLDLY Defined for English Language Learners

unworldly

adjective

Definition of unworldly for English Language Learners

  • : 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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