Examples of worldly in a Sentence
She is more worldly than her younger sister.
she returned from her year as an exchange student a much more worldly person
Recent Examples of worldly from the Web
Taking our worldly problems out of this world allows us to relax and entertain new ideas: after all, these are aliens and sorcerers, not actual human leaders and ethnic groups.
This 17th-century German Jesuit father, friend of the pope, Borromini, and Galileo, amassed an extraordinary collection of worldly souvenirs brought back to Italy by Jesuit missionaries: a stuffed armadillo, magic lanterns, Egyptian obelisks.
The universe has played a dark card — and that card is a trump card, for Tijuana, quick with arguments for worldly ways, has no answer to the riddle of the universe.
That wasn’t the point, which was to find DPP during my worldly travels.
Of course, aren’t these concerns all a bit worldly for something that should be a matter of the spirit, not economic statistics?
GQ caught up with the worldly Aoki—whose new album Kolony drops July 21—about competing with other DJs, his favorite hotel in the world, and much more.
Their other-worldly rates from last year have fallen, from first to seventh in defensive efficiency (down 31 percentage points) and from first to fifth in batting average on balls in play (down 31 points).
Ever since Anne Rice resurrected the vampire legend with purple-prose portraits of the suave and worldly undead, Dracula & Co. have been portrayed as thoughtful characters with lots of style.
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First Known Use of worldly
before 12th century
Synonymscosmopolitan, smart, sophisticated, worldly–wise
Antonymsguileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), unsophisticated, untutored, unworldly, wide-eyed
Related Wordssuave, urbane; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; experienced, knowing, practiced, schooled, seasoned; bored, cynical, jaded, skeptical; down-to-earth, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, sober
Near Antonymscallow, green, inexperienced, raw; parochial, provincial, rustic (also rustical); philistine, uncivilized, uncultured, unrefined; childlike, simple, simpleminded; idealistic, impractical; uncritical, unknowing
Synonym Discussion of worldly
- abandoned earthly concerns and entered a convent
- worldly goods
- a mundane discussion of finances
WORLDLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of worldly for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the human world and ordinary life rather than to religious or spiritual matters
: having a lot of practical experience and knowledge about life and the world
WORLDLY Defined for Kids
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