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Worldy vs. Worldly

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Worldyadjective

(rare) worldly

Worldlyadjective

Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.

Worldlyadjective

Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.

Worldlyadjective

Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.

Worldlyadverb

In a worldly manner.

Worldlyadjective

Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.

‘Many years it hath continued, standing by no other worldly mean but that one only hand which erected it.’;

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Worldlyadjective

Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.

‘With his soul fled all my worldly solace.’;

Worldlyadjective

Lay, as opposed to clerical.

Worldlyadverb

With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.

‘Subverting worldly strong and worldly wiseBy simply meek.’;

Worldlyadjective

characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world;

‘worldly goods and advancement’;

Worldlyadjective

very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world;

‘the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'’; ‘the benefits of his worldly wisdom’;

Worldlyadjective

concerned with secular rather than sacred matters;

‘lords temporal and spiritual’;

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