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worldly-wise

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

  • her long career as a globe-trotting journalist has made her very worldly-wise
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sophisticated, worldly-wise, blasé mean experienced in the ways of the world. sophisticated often implies refinement, urbanity, cleverness, and cultivation.
    • guests at her salon were usually rich and sophisticated
worldly-wise suggests a close and practical knowledge of the affairs and manners of society and an inclination toward materialism.
    • a worldly-wise woman with a philosophy of personal independence
blasé implies a lack of responsiveness to common joys as a result of a real or affected surfeit of experience and cultivation.
    • blasé travelers who claimed to have been everywhere

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