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
The precise, worldly cooking at August was of a similar caliber to what was then found at the best restaurants on the west and east coasts.
Beal is a pretty complete player for a guy who doesn’t have other-worldly athletic superiority. ...
His concept was to present the image of a worldly and well-read man, surrounded by beautiful women, expensive cars and the latest high-tech gadgets.
Customers can choose their mix-ins or pick from a menu spanning worldly influences.
Leading the Signature Cocktail list will be The Lady of the West, whose worldly contents (Diplomatico Blanco rum, chamomile tea, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Cointreau Noir, Scrappy’s Cardamom and Angostura bitters) were inspired by a family member.
Both construct a rigorous argument for the entirely worldly benefits of meditating every day; but Bob surpasses even Sam’s in his wry, self-deprecating, and brutally empirical guide to the avoidance of suffering.
People crave the bonds of community as much as their worldly needs.
Political elites in Indonesia routinely employ Islam as a weapon to achieve their worldly objectives.
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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
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