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worldly

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1 having a wide and refined knowledge of the world especially from personal experience

  • she returned from her year as an exchange student a much more worldly person
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2 having to do with life on earth especially as opposed to that in heaven

  • preoccupied with worldly concerns
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earthly, worldly, mundane mean belonging to or characteristic of the earth. earthly often implies a contrast with what is heavenly or spiritual.
    • abandoned earthly concerns and entered a convent
worldly and mundane both imply a relation to the immediate concerns and activities of human beings, worldly suggesting tangible personal gain or gratification
    • worldly goods
and mundane suggesting reference to the immediate and practical.
    • a mundane discussion of finances

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